The caregiver burnout part of the blog gives you all the knowledge that I gathered as a caregiver to my chronically ill wife.
You will find her the signs, symptoms, struggles, and accomplishments of any caregiver.
This page tackles a few categories – a state of physical, emotional, and mental exhaustion of those who support their loved ones.
When life goes way too busy, and you’re under constant stress, your body will send you some signs that it needs rewiring. This is where self-care is important. You cannot neglect your own emotional, mental, and physical state.
It’s important to know that burnout and depression are similar but separate conditions. They have many of the same symptoms, such as fatigue, anxiety, and sadness, but there are some differences too.
Being stressed out will make you snap at your loved one, criticize or complain all the time, and while the source of your stress may go away quickly, its effects on your chronically ill spouse and overall relationships may be very damaging.
It’s important to be aware of the warning signs of caretaker burnout to recognize when you have it. There are a number of things you can do to take care of yourself, stay healthy, and prevent it.
The best way to do this is to pay attention to your thoughts and expectations. If they’re mostly on the negative side, stress is skewing your vision of things.
Take a look at our posts to learn more…
7 Signs of caregiver burnout
Caregiver burnout can be easily missed by those who care for their loved ones.
If you are caring for a loved one with a chronic illness, you know how challenging it can be. If you’ve become irritable and unhappy, it could be because of caregiving burnout… [read more]
Why no one talks about...
If there are countless blogs and websites dedicated to those who suffer from chronic illness, why no one talks about family caregiver?
No one ever asks, how are YOU today?
The very question is not asked enough or people think what we’re feeling is not as important as what our loved one is going through… [read more]
Endometriosis divorce rate!
Do I know anything about the endometriosis divorce rate and can it help to save your marriage?
Yes, my wife asked me to divorce her on three separate occasions.
Each time I refused gaining a lot of experience and learned how to avoid it!… [read more]
Living with multimorbidity.
Challenges of living with endometriosis and fibromyalgia.
Multimorbidity means that you have two or more long-term health conditions.
Just as multiple health problems create difficulties for the sufferer, they also create problems for partners who support them… [read more]
The unseen burden of partners
I’m one of the millions of husbands caring for their chronically ill wives. There is this unseen burden of partners of chronically ill that no one talks about.
So, why no one talks about family caregivers?
This post aims to reveal the unseen burden of partners of chronically ill… [read more]
Symptoms of caregiver stress.
17 symptoms of caregiver stress: preventing caregiver burnout.
Taking care of your loved one is a very fulfilling and selfless job but it can also make you feel stressed and hopeless. In order to avoid it, you need to know what are the symptoms of caregiver stress… [read more]
How caregiving affects you?
How being a caregiving spouse affects you?
It can be really challenging for spousal caregivers to cope with their partner’s physical struggles, their mood, and the financial pressure they are in.
Caregiving for a chronically ill spouse causes plenty of social, financial, emotional, and physical issues… [read more]