The reality of serious illness is messy and discouraging, leaving a caregiver to struggle between the balance of positivity and real life.
Caregiving involves a reality of messy, discouraging, disrupting details. It is true that a positive approach of gratitude and hope can be uplifting. Caregivers often struggle with balancing a positive outlook and the reality they face. Some may believe that positivity is the answer to making the details of illness fade, but as a caregiver, there are times I need you to put the positivity aside and listen to my grim reality.