There are overthree millionSpousal Caregivers across the United States, providing care for a husband, wife or partner.
We often are forced to quit or reduce work. We face the roller-coaster of exacerbations, hospitalizations, rehabilitation, home and hospice care. On top of that we often face disastrous financial consequences of being overwhelmed with medical bills. We place our own well being on hold to provide care as best as we can. Spousal caregivers are often de-facto single-parents.
A friend last week told me about a book called The Seven Desires of Every Heart by Mark Laaser and Debra Laaser. The authors tell us what every heart wants: to be heard, affirmed, blessed, safe, touched, chosen. This book's title reminded me of Stephen Covey's book, The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People, Powerful Lessons in Personal Change.