5 Tips For Supporting A Loved One Through Illness

Dealing with a sick relative can be very difficult. Here are some tips on how to help a loved one who is going through an illness.

1. Learn to communicate with your doctor and loved ones. Talk with your doctors on a regular basis so you can be informed of how to help your loved one deal with his illness. When you’re at home, get into the habit of listening to your loved one and giving him advice on ways that he can feel better.

2. Take advantage of all assistance available. Join self-help groups that teaching coping mechanisms. Support groups are also a great place to learn to manage fears and worries.

3. Take it one step at a time. Do not try to do everything at the same time. It will only make the situation more difficult. Instead, delegate some responsibilities to others.

4. Remain hopeful and positive. Hope that things will get better. It is impossible to predict the future, but remaining positive and upbeat is a distraction from the fear. Also, never underestimate the power of prayer; it is a great way to manage fear.

5. Focus on the good things in your life. Remind your loved one of the good things happening in his life. This will help the person focus on the positives instead of the illness.

If you still have trouble coping after using these tips, seek the services of a counselor or clergyman that can lead you in the right direction

 

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Stan Popovich is the author of “A Layman’s Guide to Managing Fear Using Psychology, Christianity and Non Resistant Methods” – an easy to read book that presents a general overview of techniques that are effective in managing persistent fears and anxieties. For additional information go to: http://www.managingfear.com.

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Stan Popovich is the author of "A Layman's Guide to Managing Fear Using Psychology, Christianity and Non Resistant Methods" - an easy to read book that presents a general overview of techniques that are effective in managing persistent fears and anxieties. For additional information go to: www.managingfear.com Stan has struggled with fear and anxiety for over 20 years. Stanley has used his writing skills, analytical talents, interviews and diligent research in an attempt to educate readers on how to deal with fear. He was educated at Pennsylvania State University and has used these approaches in his own life. Stan has interviewed various professionals in the counseling fields and published a book based on his experiences. Stan has been on various TV and radio programs around the U.S. and his writings have been published in various magazines around the world. For A Sample of Stan's Book Read Stan's Free Articles at his website www.managingfear.com Stan has two blogs at http://managingfear.blogspot.com and http://managingfear.wordpress.com Stan's book has been reviewed by various professionals before publication. Stan's book is not a substitute for the guidance of a professional. Please do an internet search using Stan's name to see Stan's latest articles and internet/media exposure.

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