Finding a balance between work and caregiving can be immensely challenging. Beyond our daily work life, we might be looking after our own children as well as our parents. Having so many responsibilities can be draining and can take away from our ability to work effectively at our day job. We only have so much to give. Employees who are providing care for family members should talk with their employers about their caregiving responsibilities. Seek solutions that work for both parties like flex days or telecommuting. Communication is key to helping you feel whole again.

Special thanks to Pat M. Irwin for her contribution to this episode.

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