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21 Mistakes Caregivers Make & How to Avoid Them: Solutions and Strategies to Reduce Stress and Increase Happiness

by Toni Claire Gitles


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Your comprehensive manual will save people a lot of time and heartache.
—Jack Canfield, co-creator of the best-selling Chicken Soup for the Soul ® series and Co-author of The Success Principles™

Do you provide care for a loved one? Are your confused and burned out navigating the responsibilities and steep learning curve? This book will help you avoid the pitfalls and provide solutions and support to reduce your stress and increase your happiness in the process.

Caregiving, whether short-term or long-term, interferes with work and family commitments and relationships. It forces you to rearrange priorities and leisure time, may cause financial hardship and can result in health issues and even death for the caregiver. How do you make the best of this difficult situation?

The good news is that in this book, you will learn 21 common mistakes caregivers make and the solutions and strategies that will save you time, energy, and heartache. You will learn how to transform the caregiving journey into an experience of connection, confidence, and discovery.

These mistakes include:
  • Not prioritizing self-care
  • Not having the documents you need
  • Not asking for help from family and friends
  • Not cultivating a positive mindset about caregiving
  • Not creating a supportive community
  • Putting your happiness on hold
  • Abandoning a spiritual or religious practice
  • Forgetting about the love in the relationship
Caring for a parent, spouse, or family member may be the most difficult thing you do and is often overwhelming. By accepting your circumstances, keeping a positive mindset, asking for help, taking one day at a time, and following the suggestions in this book, you can experience greater ease, less stress, and increased confidence and happiness in your caregiving journey.