Gay Hendricks, Ph.D. & Kathlyn Hendricks, Ph.D. Authors: Conscious Loving, The Journey To Co-CommitmentPurchase
This book is that hug you need when you might not know you need one!- Beth B. Charleston, South Carolina
Great checklists for caregivers!- Gabe S. Minnesota
The ultimate what-to-do and what-not to-do guide for caregivers!- Michael P. New York
"In the middle of an otherwise ordinary autumn night, I opened the bathroom door just in time to see my husband stumble out of the shower and drop to the floor, clutching his chest. I knew he was having a heart attack. What I didn’t know is that he was about to die.
And be brought back to life.
Then clinically die again.
And be brought back once more.
And then have his heart stop two more times before that horrible night was finally over.
Nor did I understand what living through this experience would do to me. Or what I was in for during the weeks, and months that lay ahead.”
Many caregivers are using the techniques in this Book to improve the quality of their lives.
Thank You! "Thank you, Lauren Simon, for writing this book! When I was the caretaker for my friend, even though we’d been besties for 12 years, she took out all of her upset and frustration about her situation on me, because I was the closest person to her (and because she knew I’d take it). It was the hardest job I’ve ever had- and yes, at times, I wanted to strangle her (though I’m really glad I didn’t!). It really would’ve been really helpful to have this conversation, to not feel guilty about how angry I was with her in certain moments, how hurt I was by her behavior. Thank you for bringing caretakers this much needed outlet of honesty and the space to talk about how it really feels!"
Caregivers get so little and give so much. How wonderful to have a book that validates all the conflicting emotions we feel as caregivers...good, bad and sometimes ugly. I too was thrown into an unanticipated caregiving role for my dying mom who went to extensive lengths to hide her illness. I was engulfed by every emotion imaginable, including anger and intense fear. Lauren's book is amazing and anyone in a caregiving role will greatly benefit from it. Lauren brings her radiant light to this world and her words shine brightly as she does from each page she has written.
Amazing! I read the entire book in the waiting room. Very helpful, humorous, and inspirational.
Great Book. From nutrition to a whole chapter on sex...so many great insights for caregivers!
I read the book in one day and loved it! This is the first book I've read that specifically addresses the trauma families go through when a loved one experiences a heart attack or other accident. I love the author's honesty in depicting ALL of the emotions that arise with becoming an unexpected caregiver. This is an important book that will validate the feelings of so many people. When You Feel Like Strangling the Patient is sure to open up a new understanding of what caregivers go through, and how to best support them. It also gives those in the caregiving role vitally important permission to take care of their own needs too sometimes. I hope this book is the start of a movement of honoring and taking care of caregivers in our society. -Yoga teacher for parents of kids with special needs and other caregivers
Lauren, I just finished your remarkable book and had to tell you how much I enjoyed it! It made me laugh, it made me cry, it made me delve deep into myself – so incredibly thought-provoking! You didn’t just write a book – you wrote a primer, a compass, a bible – showing us how to be better people in the same situation and beyond. This isn’t just for caregivers – it’s for everyone. Thank you so much for sharing your insight and wisdom!
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