Many caregivers, especially family caregivers, spend significant time wondering why adversity affected their spouse or family member. Knowing the answer will not change the past and may have little impact on the future. Perhaps, a better use of time is to help the survivor strengthen his or her deficits and/or help the survivor learn compensation skills address the deficits. I am not suggesting recovery will happen quickly, nor am I suggesting recovery is a smooth path without obstacles. However, there are groups of survivors around the world, and in online groups, who are willing to help by sharing their experiences. Caregivers, much like survivors, could benefit from some guidance to increase their chance of success. There is no need to face the journey alone.
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