Family Relationships & Conflict
Family relationships issues and conflict are part of life. Past history—like sibling rivalries or perceived favoritism — carries with us and resurface when caregiving becomes a role. When caregiving becomes a need, conflict happens. Mom and dad experience failing health. We’re afraid of losing them. We disagree about what actions to take. We come together or fall apart. Anxiety, emotional distress and frustration run high. If you are in family relationship and experiencing conflict, you are not alone. Gain confidence that managing conflict is possible. Increase your coping skills. Solutions exist. Real answers are here.
Articles On The Website Library
Check out articles by Pamela written especially for family caregivers. Below this section are articles in the FREE Family Membership Library where new articles are added each month. Membership is free, scroll down to review the information and subscribe today.
Do family care receivers experience gaps in the quality of care provided by family caregivers? A common belief is that family caregivers are the best caregivers. Perceptions exist that the relationship between the family caregiver and the family care receiver is of better quality than a relati...Free Family Library - Click Here to Read
How many times do we hear adult children say “my parent is stubborn” or “my parent is difficult”? How often is caring for stubborn elderly parents an accurate assessment of the true situation? Does the definition of a “stubborn parent” arise because a parent may be starting t...Free Family Library - Click Here to Read
Many adults find themselves raising children and caregiving for aging parents or grandparents. When I was young, my mother was very good about taking me to visit my grandparents, aunts, uncles, and other family members who were aging and already in need of care. In many families this activity d...Free Family Library - Click Here to Read
By Pamela D Wilson MS, BS/BA, CSA, NCG Imperfect family caregiving relationships are the result of imperfect relationships between aging parents and adult children or spouses. When families come together in caregiving situations, at family or holiday reunion, or when family members interact ...Free Family Library - Click Here to Read
By Pamela D Wilson MS, BS/BA, CSA, NCG The holidays are a time when families come together and gifts are shared. How many of you have childhood memories of not getting what you wanted? Because of this memory you may have been a parent who gave your child everything he or she wanted—and you...Free Family Library - Click Here to Read
Navigating the family dynamics of caregiving can be challenging. Many family members, including aging parents disagree on how or where care should be provided. When these concerns were not previously discussed and a crises occurs, family disagreements are common due to the pressure of having to...Free Family Library - Click Here to Read
A woman I know is losing her mind; she has a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease. However, despite the frustration, anxiety and fear she faces on a daily basis, she remains thankful. Thankful that her family survived the terrors of the concentration camps and was able to journey to the Unite...Free Family Library - Click Here to Read
To Read Articles in the FREE Family Membership Library
The special articles below are for website visitors who join the free family membership library. These articles are located on Pamela’s membership website. Members receive notice of new articles that are added each month and have access to other special programs that Pamela offers. Membership is free, subscribe today.
Caregiving is more often than not an unexpected event. Many caregivers have a daily routine caring for a loved one. Some caregivers continue working; some stay at home to caregive. Most important is the caregiver’s ability for self-care including attending to healthcare and medical needs. C...Family Membership Library Click Here
Pamela D. Wilson, MS, BS/BA, NCG, CSA Emotionally challenging caregiving situations are common. Many family members tell me that they are embarrassed about their family caregiving situation. Know that you are not alone. Challenges are common with family caregiving situations because of the h...Family Membership Library Click Here
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