Psst! Question….why are you a caregiver? Written by ThePineyChemist Why are you a caregiver? Advertisements Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading... Related 19 thoughts on “Psst! Question….why are you a caregiver?” I am a caregiver because I married a guy whose mom was a schizophrenic and he, a patient of Bi Polar disorder. It was really really difficult, facing it all, but I decided to stay and care for them, and face whatever Life had in store for me, rather than quit and leave. LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Wow! It must have been challenging….balancing your husband AND mother-in-law. Were your loved-ones diagnosed with their conditions before or after you married? Your devotion is heart-warming. Thank you for caring! LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Yes, my mother-in-law was suffering from schizophrenia for many many years before I got married and hubby had had an episode of bi polar, but apparently wasn’t aware that it was a mental illness that would strike again someday. LikeLiked by 1 person I asked because I wanted to bring attention to your unselfish act. You married your husband knowing caregiving would be in your future. Many would’ve not accepted responsibility so gracefully. Thank you for your response! LikeLiked by 1 person Oh no. . I was not aware of either illnesses when I got married . I learned about these after marriage. But, I stayed for the simple reason that my hubby is a nice guy….moreover, we do vow to stay together in sickness and in health when we get married. It was a struggle, no doubt. It still is.. .But, that’s Life! We can’t escape anything, can we? 😊 LikeLiked by 1 person I’m sorry for misunderstanding! It’s still a valuable lesson. Even after learning of the health concerns you chose to stay. I’ve encountered circumstances where people learn of their spouse’s health condition and leave for fear of caregiving responsibilities. But, everyone has their reasons! And yes….that’s life! Sometimes we can’t escape our life path! Again, I apologize for the misunderstanding! Thank you for clearing everything up! LikeLiked by 1 person Hey, no need for the apologies! I didn’t explain myself clearly…that’s all! 🙂 LikeLiked by 1 person Thank you, but it’s probably me! My thoughts are always two steps ahead of my typing! Lol I enjoyed the conversation! LikeLiked by 1 person Me too! 😀 LikeLike Reblogged this on By the Mighty Mumford and commented: Because I married a woman who has medical difficulties and I love her. LikeLiked by 1 person Reply That’s a perfect response!! She is so lucky to have you in her life! Thank you for caring! LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Love of our Lord God stays in the middle and surrounds us. In recent times, she’s had to guide me. We both have diabetes and I have Parkinson’s—-she now gets dialysis 3 times a week. LikeLiked by 1 person Wow! Great point! When referring to caregiving, we sometimes assume the caregiver has no health concerns of their own. Your story proves that assumption wrong. You’re caregiving while coping with your own health concerns. That’s AMAZING! You’re an inspiration! Thank you! LikeLiked by 1 person That’s reality. LikeLiked by 1 person Yes it is. LikeLiked by 1 person TO THE PINEY CHEMIST—Are YOU a caregiver, too? 🙂 LikeLiked by 1 person Reply My caregiving journey ended 3 years ago when my grandmother passed. So, why am I blogging about caregiving? I hope that my experiences and found knowledge can help others with their own journey. I’m married with two pups….have my caregiving duties ended? Lol Thank you for your response! Wishing you luck! LikeLiked by 1 person Reply A nice response, you! 😀 LikeLiked by 1 person Thank you!!! LikeLiked by 1 person Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here... Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Email (required) (Address never made public) Name (required) Website You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Google account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Twitter account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Facebook account. ( Log Out / Change ) Cancel Connecting to %s Notify me of new comments via email. Notify me of new posts via email.