Caregiving is hard enough. Caregiving has limited resources. Caregiving can leave you isolated and alone if you are not careful. Imagine living in a world where men are expected to "grit your teeth and bear it" when it comes to suffering.
Today more than ever before, men are finding themselves in the role of primary caregiver, especially those with aging parents battling Alzheimer's.
There are also men caring for spouses who have mental health disorders, children - adult and minor, other family members or friends and there are limited spaces to find refuge.
What does a man do when he cannot find the answer or be the answer?
Caregiving can be very hard on men and cause them to retreat into thier homes, some even suffering with addictions. Having a place to come and discuss or find answers is very important.
My husband will help moderate this group as he understands what men face and how they cope with disappointment over not being able to "fix" their families or loved one(s) battling mental illness.
Please feel free to share your own experiences as well.