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Bringing Back the Joy: How to Find Happiness for Caregivers and Survivors

by: Kathi Koll on

The eighth in our nine-part series for new caregivers. When a stroke or other sudden health event has wreaked havoc on a couple's life together, retaining intimacy and joy may pale in the face of preeminent life and death issues. Yet after the shock dissipates and life continues for both the survivor and the caregiver, finding ways to reawaken joy and intimacy can be crucial for the survival of the couple. And if each partner chooses to seek happiness in the new circumstances, both joy and intimacy can be rediscovered in new ways, so that life can once again be fulfilling, even if it more