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Coping with Guilt

by: Kathi Koll on

We all experience feelings of guilt from time or time. As caregivers, we can feel guilty about leaving the patient alone for too long or for taking time to ourselves. Patients can feel guilty about asking for help or for even needing help in the first place. Coping with guilt can be tough but I have discovered some effective tools for dealing with it from author and psychology researcher Dr. John Grohol, Psy.D., that have helped me move on more quickly. They are: 1) Recognize the kind of guilt you have and its purpose: “Healthy” or “appropriate” guilt is when we feel guilty ab more