Are You Caring or Caretaking?

Taking care of others may appear to be a noble cause. Caretaking of children, elders, those who are ill and/or unable to take care of themselves falls upon us at different stages in life.

However, we rarely take the time to stop and pay attention to the difference between an act of caring and caretaking. Many of us were trained as children to take care of everyone else. As adults we get caught in the caretaking habit. After a while resentment ...

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