Tiffany

  • Judi,

    Thanks for sharing your story with us. It seems like you are experiencing a tough situation and I know from experience how challenging it can be. A support system definitely helps. I have also found that finding ways of keeping yourself happy works. I am glad that you mentioned journaling and how it has been therapeutic. These are some ways…[Read more]

  • Hi Chandel,

    Thanks for sharing with us how you cope with caregiving. It is great that you have found ways to make yourself happy. I believe this is a good start, and it is so far pretty interesting. How has the Facebook group been going for you? It sounds like you have made many caregiver friends there. Let me know your thoughts.

    – Tiffany 🙂

  • Hi Em,

    Thanks for opening up about not really having a support system. I understand how lonely the caregiver path is, and this is why we are here for you at The Caregiver Space. I am so glad you have made the first step by sharing your story with me and fellow caregivers. I hope you feel better knowing that you are supported here, too. Let me…[Read more]

  • Hi Karol,

    Thanks for sharing. How wonderful! It is so great that you are able to share your situation with your friends and hospice team. We at The Caregiver Space are so glad to have you here in the forums making more friends. How has The Caregiver Space helped you so far?

    – Tiffany

  • Hi Susan!

    Thanks for sharing. It seems as though you are experiencing a tough situation. I can certainly understand your frustration. We expect others to be there for us and at times our experiences make us feel so isolated. Sharing our situation sometimes with the right people can ensure that we keep a positive space. I am so glad that you have…[Read more]

  • Hi Tammy,

    Thanks for sharing your story. I agree with your therapist on the subject of eventually having a support system. It is alright to gradually ease your way into trusting others. I know how that can be, so I totally understand why you would confide in your therapist. It is certainly a beautiful thing when we find one person that truly…[Read more]

  • Susie,

    I understand what you may be going through and how super frustrating that is for you. If you believe that your parents may be narcissists then there are ways of working around them. For instance, narcissists are not understanding of their behavior upon another and could be hard to work along with. If you suspect this, try not to give…[Read more]

  • Hi Bob,

    Thanks for sharing that. They say it’s always impactful and educational to share your story to others because you never know if it can help someone going through the same thing. I believe it took courage and strength to come to acceptance with your demons and face it head on to resolve the problem.

    It is truly amazing when we decide not…[Read more]

  • Hi everyone,

    Are you caring for or had a loved one or family member who were stubborn and refused you to care for them?

    How did you handle this?

    I want you to share your story here. I’m listening…

  • Tiffany replied to the topic issues in the forum Young Caregivers (18-35) 2 years, 7 months ago

    Hi Calvin,

    Thanks for the update!

    On a positive note, that’s very great news!

    I know how college can be challenging for most students, let alone young caregivers. You are an inspiration and an example of what it means to combat these battles and excel. Your father I know must be very proud of you, and also proud of how strong you’ve stood by…[Read more]

  • Tiffany replied to the topic Your Biggest Challenge in the forum Veterans 2 years, 7 months ago

    Hi Rachel,

    Good one.

  • Hi Rachel,

    That is so cool that you played the flute. As you just mentioned the flute, I remember that I used to play the recorder when I was younger before switching to the piano.

    I hope that you decide to take up playing the piano one day. 🙂

  • Tiffany replied to the topic Your Biggest Challenge in the forum Veterans 2 years, 7 months ago

    Hi Aurora,

    Thanks for sharing. I am so happy that I’ve made you feel some relief by expressing your emotions. Caregiving isn’t easy, and caregiver burnout is normal. But what we can do is take some time to find time for ourselves and take breaks. I think if your siblings are already helping out to take the load off, that they should be…[Read more]

  • Tiffany replied to the topic Your Biggest Challenge in the forum Veterans 2 years, 7 months ago

    Hi Aurora,

    Thanks for sharing. I am so happy that I’ve made you feel some relief by expressing your emotions. Caregiving isn’t easy, and caregiver burnout is Normal. But what we can so is take to find time for ourselves and take breaks. I think if your siblings are already helping out to take the load off, that they should be considerate of you…[Read more]

  • Tiffany replied to the topic Your Biggest Challenge in the forum Veterans 2 years, 7 months ago

    Hi Bob!

    Thank you for sharing this and thank you for your service!

    I know how perception plays a big part in the military, and always checking something out is the only way to know the real truth. As a fellow Vet, I know how well-equipped you were to handle Annie at the time, no doubt about that. You are truly an inspiration to many caregivers…[Read more]

  • Hi Rachel,

    Thanks for your insight. This is so true. I see it this way also. As a human being it is our duty to take care of ourselves before anything else. That is the only way that we can recharge and keep going to help others.

  • Hi Karol,

    Thanks for your good news!

    It is so nice to hear when other caregivers get the support they need and understand from family and even outside I sources sometimes. Blessings come unexpected when we least expect, that’s why it’s very important to stay positive and optimistic.

  • Hi Allison,

    Thanks for sharing. I also agree.

    We all must have people that brings sense of humor to dark periods. It really does help. I can see you smiling at your parent’s sense of humor now. It is amazing how laughter can take our minds off things even if it’s for just a second.

  • Hi Carla,

    Thanks for sharing your story with me. I know hard it must’ve been for you to express this. I am also happy that your mom has made some improvement in her cognitive abilities. You have gone above and beyond for these past few years caring for her and your dad, that I also believe that without you being there at their side, your mom…[Read more]

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