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The Tolls of Buried Emotions: Emotional Aspects of Cargiving (3 of 4)

Many caregivers struggle with difficult emotions such as anger, resentment and frustration. Instead of finding outlets for these feelings, some family caregivers hide or bury these difficult emotions.

Our research found that family caregivers who hide or repress feelings are the ones most likely to experience deep negative emotions. They also are the ones most likely to see their health suffer as a result of their family care giving responsibilities.

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  1. September 27, 2012 at 8:34 pm | Posted by Sally Robbins

    I feel all alone. My husband no lone specks to any one and especially not to me. The good thing I did was getting a dog. He responds so well to her. However, I still feel alone.


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