Category Archives: children with ill parents

People expect to live as long as their parents did..

Like all generalisations this is not always true, but where it is true, it can affect relationships –  particularly when someone is ill. Sometimes people make plans which are obviously based on the assumption that they will not be around … Continue reading

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Your past affects your present

What an illness means to you will depend on your past as well as your present.  You may know about the links, or you may not. This can feel most unfair –  or it can be a great reassurance. If you … Continue reading

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When people get frustrated with their own body not working properly they may take it out on those around them.

Some important questions. How does this work? Are they blaming others for their body not working? Are they confusing their own body with the body of their children or their partner? Are they just hitting out blindly, so preoccupied with … Continue reading

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Illness stresses health professionals as well as patients

Health professionals like to do a good job.  With some illnesses, it is very hard to know you have done a good job.  An illness may make the patient get worse whatever anyone does.  Without a ‘cure’, nobody may be … Continue reading

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