Appreciating Ovarian Cancer Caregivers


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Avoiding Caregiver Burnout

Caring for someone with ovarian cancer can be emotionally and physically draining. The physical strain paired with the heartbreak of watching someone you love suffer is a recipe for caregiver burnout.

For the sake of your health and the person you are caring for, it’s important to do what you can to prevent burnout. In addition to the tips listed below, remember that feelings of loss, frustration, anger and resentment are totally normal, and do not make you a bad person or less of a caregiver.

Instead of hiding those feelings, talk about them with someone who will understand – a therapist, a fellow caregiver or someone at a support organization. Talking it out with someone will do wonders for your mental health and make you better able to devote yourself to your loved one.

Read on to learn more about caregiving and avoiding burnout.

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