Caring For Parents = Divorce?

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Caring For Parents = Divorce?
7 Tips To Keep Your Marriage On Track When Helping Family Members

6. Find support for yourself. 
If you are doing this jointly with other family members, use your family meetings as times to air your frustrations and feelings and to support each other. If you are caring for a loved one by yourself, then let your friends know you’ll need a lot of emotional support, and allow them to help.

7. Take breaks whenever you can. 
This kind of care is very stressful. If you can manage to get away occasionally (one day a week, when the visiting nurse comes in, or rotate weekends off if you have help), you’ll be more able to handle the day to day pressure

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