O'Reilly logo

Helping Yourself Help Others by Susan Golant, Rosalynn Carter

Stay ahead with the world's most comprehensive technology and business learning platform.

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required

8

Avoiding Burnout

“TAKING CARE OF OUR FATHER HAS BLOWN MY RELATIONSHIP with my sister,” Lauren said during her CARE-NET interview. “My children and husband are upset. I want out, but I don’t know how until Father dies. He has no quality of life.

“Caregiving has affected my family and my work. I am not cut out for this. My normal personality is that of a ‘pleaser.’ I get stressed and upset when I can’t work things out. I feel as if I’m hardened, and I’m concerned about it. I don’t have anyone in my family who wants to get involved. My health is going down because of stress. If I could learn how to control stress and frustration, I would be better off. I’m no good as a caregiver. . . . I want to run away.”

Now listen to Faye’s story as she unburdened ...

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, interactive tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required