Sickness is a sick word in itself. We feel so stressed and down when we are suffering from some sickness, but the pain is even more when a loved one is sick; you will have to handle the stress and also motivate the person to make them feel better and recover quickly. Here are the eight things you need to do when a loved one is sick.
Doing what is needed rather than doing what you think is needed. There is a fine line between the two. Give them the moral support even if physical support is not your cup of tea.
If your loved one is talking to you about death, don’t cut them off, listen to them out. At this point of time, they are looking for listeners and not instructors.
Often, when we are looking at a loved one, we do not check on the other people who support them. Do check in on the support persons.
Do not hide the fact that you are unhappy and act in front of them that everything is fine in your life. Let them know what you feel.
Understand that trying to cheer up the sick person is only going to make it worse for them and it’s better to avoid doing this.
You will be tempted to cook something that they like and give it to them, understand that this may not be the right thing to do. Sick people have a lot of diet restrictions and so stick to that.
Be prepared that what you plan may go down the drain. You cannot plan your days to perfection when a loved one is sick.
All these mentioned above are useful tips when you have a loved one who is sick. But this is not a rule book. You are the judge of the situation; know the person and the circumstances. So, use your instincts and take good care of your loved one. May they recover soon!