When you are a carer, sometimes you find yourself in a position where you try to combine different family roles: as a parent,  as a spouse, as a child and as carer. Reconciliation between family relationships and caregiving is a difficult task.

In this section, we discuss situations that might raise in your family life due to caregiving. Sandwich caring, living together with your care recipient or in separate households, providing care to a member of the family that might not feel like family, trying to keep your marriage alive when a stressor like caregiving enters in your life are topics of  links below.

 

A “sandwich” carer is a carer who juggles care for children, with or without disabilities, or a disabled partner and care of older relatives.More
You find yourself spending more time at your care recipient’s house than at your house… Is it time to combine both households?More
 The challenge of caring for a family member who may not feel like family. When you care for an aging relative, you may feel that your day is filled with trying to determine who is your priorityMore
How do you stay in love when life seems to have drained you of love? How do you make time for the most special person in your life when your care recipient needs you for his or her survival–literally?More