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How Cancer Affects Families & 5 Ways to Deal with Difficult Family Members in Healthcare

Your partner’s cancer impacts you and the rest of your family. Because of this, you’ll likely be faced with updating family members, dealing with everyone’s questions, and hearing opinions and offers to help. It can be a blessing. But it can also be an added source of stress if you have to deal with difficultContinue reading “How Cancer Affects Families & 5 Ways to Deal with Difficult Family Members in Healthcare”

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How to Be a Good Caregiver: 3 Caregiving Tips for When Your Partner Has Cancer

Becoming a caregiver for your partner is a role you likely weren’t prepared for. But regardless, you want to be strong and supportive for your partner. You want to know how to be a good caregiver. You may feel at a complete loss for how to do that at times. Other times, you may beContinue reading “How to Be a Good Caregiver: 3 Caregiving Tips for When Your Partner Has Cancer”

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What Does a Caregiver Coach Do to Support You When Your Spouse Has Cancer?

When my husband was diagnosed with cancer, I didn’t know anyone in my situation. I was 40, working full time, and raising our 5-year-old. I was lucky to have wonderfully supportive family, friends, and colleagues. Still, no one really understood what it was like. At times, it was very isolating. I sometimes questioned myself andContinue reading “What Does a Caregiver Coach Do to Support You When Your Spouse Has Cancer?”

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What to Do for Someone Going through Chemo: Helping Your Spouse During Chemotherapy

Chemotherapy, or “chemo,” as most people call it, is a common treatment for many types of cancer. One of the side effects of some chemo treatments is that it takes a significant toll on the recipient, both physically and emotionally. It can be hard to watch your spouse go through chemo and feel like thereContinue reading “What to Do for Someone Going through Chemo: Helping Your Spouse During Chemotherapy”

6 Tips for Finding Balance When Your Partner Has Cancer and Life Feels Out of Control

6 Tips for Finding Balance When Your Partner Has Cancer and Life Feels Out of Control

Your partner has cancer, and now your life feels totally out of control. Gone are all the plans you had for the future. Now, it’s hard to know what to expect from one day to the next. It can feel like riding a roller coaster you never wanted to get on in the first place! Continue reading “6 Tips for Finding Balance When Your Partner Has Cancer and Life Feels Out of Control”

How to Avoid Caregiver Burnout when Caring for Your Spouse with Cancer

How to Avoid Caregiver Burnout When Caring for Your Spouse with Cancer

Burnout. We hear the term all the time, but what does it mean exactly? Burnout is “a state of emotional, physical, and mental exhaustion caused by excessive and prolonged stress.” If any part of that definition strikes home, you may be close to or already experiencing caregiver burnout.  My husband battled cancer for 5 years.Continue reading “How to Avoid Caregiver Burnout When Caring for Your Spouse with Cancer”

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Getting Off A Negative Train of Thought

Our brains can be like a busy train station and sometimes we find ourselves riding trains of thought that keeps us feeling worried and fearful. Learn how to get off that train, especially if you are a caregiver!

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