Living With an Illness in the Family
Family structures are shaken up by illness. Whether the illness is short- or long-term, whether it's expected or a shock, routines change and family members take on new duties. The illness of a parent may mean that money is tight. Kids might have to pitch in, cook meals, and clean house, while maintaining their schoolwork and other responsibilities. They may receive less attention from their parents or feel guilty for being healthy. This resource addresses the practical changes that result when a family member falls ill and guides readers through the emotional process of dealing with the illness of a loved one.