Are you a caregiver working 24/7 to care for a loved one, busy with task after task? Did you ever consider that the quality of your relationship with your loved one — NOT all the work you do — will affect your grieving process when your loved one dies? Research shows that persons who grieve more successfully after losing a loved one are those whose relationships were close during their lifetime. Doing physical tasks, housekeeping, laundry etc. certainly support a loved one but do nothing to support a close intimate relationship. Many times it’s the tasks that promote avoidance of relationships. Hire paid caregivers to do the work so you can work on a better quality relationship with your loved one before it’s too late and all you have left is regret over what might have been.