Some things should not happen in a perfect world.
In a perfect world, “the best you can do” is never enough.
• Why are you here?
• What did you hope to find?
• What do you need most?
Is this Advocacy? Do you wish that you could consult an authority on giving care?
Other individuals, health care professionals, or organizations may write about caregiver obligations and they can empathize with situations other than their own disease-specific circumstances, but the chances of coming from that “Perfect World” and writing as honestly and authentically as a caregiver reflecting through lived experience about lack of support are not as good.
If a discussion does not begin on how we can become better caregivers then generations of past mistakes will have been created for naught and most men will remain relegated to take the role of uninvolved bystander.