Coaching or Therapy: How to Know What’s Right For You as a Caregiver

Your partner has cancer and you realize you need some support too. Who do you see, a therapist or a coach? This post talks about the similarities and differences between the two and how to choose what’s right for you.

When Caring Feels Like Obligation

Sometimes caring for your partner can feel like a chore. This feeling of obligation can crop up even when we have the best of intentions. But there is no need to judge yourself. Instead, get curious! This post teaches you how to uncover the real reason caring is beginning to feel like obligation.

Your Partner Has Cancer… and You’re Freaking Out!

Sometimes the fear of something is worse than the actual event. There is a term for this, it’s called pre-traumatic stress. It can feel terrible. Learn 4 simple steps to handle pre-traumatic stress.

You Cannot Give What You Don’t Have

Caregiving is giving. You give your love, your energy and time, and your strength and support. Most people want to do that for someone they care about. But it’s only sustainable when you are giving from abundance. You will know by how you feel. Read this post and learn why you cannot give what you don’t have.

Mistakes To Avoid When You Have A Partner With Cancer

When you have a partner with cancer it’s hard to see outside of yourself. But there are things you might be doing that are making your life more difficult. This post shares the 3 most common mistakes caregivers make, why they are a problem and what you can do about them.

Can You Be Happy While Someone You Love Isn’t?

Sometimes we are happy when his is sad. Or vice versa. It can feel very unsettling, especially when one person is fighting cancer. Self judgement and “acting” happy are not the answer. You can be honest with yourself and your partner about how you feel.

The Cancer Journey for the Caregiver is Like Two Ships In The Same Storm

When you’re partner gets cancer it can feel like you’re are two ships at sea facing a storm together. While it’s very common for caregivers to want to abandon their own ship and help their partner steer, it ultimately not helpful for either of you.

How To Handle An Unknown Future

When cancer enters our life, all of a sudden all of our plans are thrown out the window. We enter this world of permanent uncertainty. We can’t even make new plans. That would mean we know how our husband would be doing in 3 weeks. We don’t even know how he’ll be doing in 3Continue reading “How To Handle An Unknown Future”

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