Reclaim your relationships after a serious illness or injury blog archive

These are all the blogs which contain helpful hints, coaching techniques and advice to help you reclaim your relationships after a serious illness or injury has entered your or a loved one’s life.  Your relationships are important. When you have a supportive network in place, those people can help you get through the difficult moments with more ease. Read on to learn how to manage the impact of your own or a loved one’s health issues on your relationships.

Reclaim your relationships

These blogs focus on how to proactively reclaim your relationships.

  • Make sense of and manage change in your relationships with family, friends and/or work colleagues
  • Stay socially active
  • Balance the roles of spouse/partner and carer
  • Redefining your relationships with your children, siblings, and/or parents
  • Get out of unhealthy relationships
  • Get into healthy relationships
  • Respond to people’s reactions to your or your loved one’s health issue

You may find some of these blogs in the other categories too.

The 10 lessons I learned about being a carer

There was so much I wish I knew about being a carer before I became one. It might have taken the edge off the anxiety I was feeling about my other half’s medical conditions, his recovery, how much ongoing hands on support he would need, what changes it might mean for...

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Managing expectations at work after illness or injury

Managing expectations at work after illness or injury is so important in ensuring your return to work is a good enough transition. And linked to this is what you tell people. You may be wondering what to say to people, if anything, about what happened to you. You may...

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Dear Mum, I may never recover from this illness

This blog has been inspired by several individuals I've recently spoke with regarding the impact of their illness/condition on themselves, their mothers and acceptance (or not) of the situation. This is their story, the story of a daughter to her mum. It can equally...

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When asking for help doesn’t work – Moving beyond no

This is the final post in a series on the difficulties we experience when asking for help, why that is and what we can do about it. Part 1 focused on the role guilt plays and Part 2 the role self-worth plays when we don't ask for help. If you have been following this...

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Why asking for help is so hard – The role self-worth plays

This month's blog theme is about the difficulties we experience when asking for help, why that is and what we can do about it. This post is part 2 and focuses on the role self-worth plays when we don't ask for help. Part 1 focused on the role guilt plays. When you can...

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Why asking for help is so hard – The role guilt plays

This month's blog theme is about the difficulties we experience when asking for help, why that is and what we can do about it. This post is part 1 and focuses on how guilt can get in the way of us asking for help. Living with health issues can mean that things take...

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When life and death meet

There has obviously been a hiatus between my last blog post published in early November and this one. Even after I wrote about committing to posting here on a regular basis. The hiatus wasn't intentional. A medical crisis - where life and death opened the door to...

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“Take the first step in faith. You don’t have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.”
by Martin Luther King, Jr.

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“Take the first step in faith. You don’t have to see the whole staircase…”

"Take the first step in faith. You don't have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step." by Martin Luther King, Jr. Hello. My name is Barbara Babcock and this will be my blog/website for my venture in helping people (and their families) live well with...

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