While caregiving can be rewarding and help make your wounded warrior’s life a little bit easier, it is still a big challenge. If you are a caregiver, you may be struggling to make sense of your added caregiver responsibilities. You may be experiencing difficulties navigating through the problems in your life and trying to reorganize your life to accommodate – whether you are a new caregiver or a “veteran”.
Add to that one of the hardest challenges of caregiving: communicating. Whether it is communicating with loved ones about what you and your wounded warrior are going through and the support you need OR communicating with professionals – sometimes it can be difficult to communicate what you and your wounded warrior need – and then to accept help that is offered.
You may be afraid to ask for the help, or if you do ask, your loved ones may feel unfairly burdened by such requests and respond negatively. These types of situations often lead to arguments, hurt feelings and rifts in the family. This can make a tough caregiving situation that much tougher.
How can you learn to successfully navigate these tricky conversations? The Blue Star Cares program from Blue Star Families is here to help you.