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Caregiving Wife's Handbook Caring for Your Seriously Ill Husband, Caring for Yourself

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ISBN-10: 0897936051

ISBN-13: 9780897936057

Edition: 2011

Authors: Diana B. Denholm

List price: $16.95
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Book details

List price: $16.95
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Turner Publishing Company
Publication date: 1/3/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 168
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 0.52" tall
Weight: 0.352
Language: English

Introduction: What's Happening to My Life?
My Story
What You Can Expect from This Book
Examining Our Issues
Prompts to Start Planning
Responses from the Group
Organizing Answers and Choosing Discussion Topics
Things I Want to Say but Don't Expect a Response To
Things I Want to Say but Won't, Because It Won't Make a Difference
Things I Want to Say but Should Only Share with a Friend
Things I Really Need to Talk About, Know About, Have Resolved, or Make a Decision About
Communication Tools 101 (or Shall I Say, 9-1-1)
Keep Your Viewpoint While Your Husband and Others Keep Theirs, Yet Still Get What You Want
Change a Person's Behavior, Whether or Not They Change Their Opinion
Changing Your Behavior May Make It Unnecessary for Other People to Change Theirs
Encouraging Your Husband to Say More
Pitfalls to Avoid
Speaking His Language
Summary of Communication Tools
Talk Your Way to Understandings
What If He Refuses to Meet?
What If I Refuse to Meet?
The Setting for Your Discussion
Preparing for the Discussion
The Discussion
Closing the Discussion and Creating Understandings
Sample Understandings
Comprehending Our Emotions-Life in the Guilt Factory
The Big C
Emotional Fine-Line Issues
The Stress of Living Grief
Sometimes Our Emotions Surprise Us
I'm So Tired of Being the "Man"!
Emotions and Words
My Way Versus His Way
Ultimately It Is His Disease
Practical Issues
Practical Fine-Line Issues
Social and Familial issues
Whose Business Is It, Anyway?
Everyone Has an Opinion
The Hottest Button
When Someone Asks
Public Face with Private Pain
Visitors and Privacy
Ceremonies and Services
Manufacture Time
Stop Energy Drains
The Delicate Topics-Love, Sex, Intimacy, and Affairs
Staying Awake When Trauma Becomes Normal
"Sometimes a Cigar Is Just a Cigar"
Health Lessons I Learned from My Husband
50 Do's and Don'ts
Decisions, Transitions, and Discoveries