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It is one of the greatest challenges for couples when one person has chronic pain/illness and the other person becomes the caregiver. Research demonstrates that 75% of couples in this situation end in divorce as the pressure and stress are so profound. Rabbis Stephen and Eva Robbins have been married 45 years and confronted such a reality. They will share their journey, lessons learned, Jewish wisdom and exercises that can support other couples in such trying times.Find out more »
Research has shown that caregiving is one of the most depleting and stressful experiences we can face. Having shared many years of critical and chronic illness with both her husband and her son, Rabbi Eva Robbins has come face to face with the reality of care-giving: weighty demands, exhaustion, fear, loss, and grief. Throughout, she has tapped into her tradition and learned to nurture her soul and her body. She will share guidelines to help others find meaning in darkness…Find out more »
Our tradition describes the tension between the imperative to provide healing and care for another and the extent to which we must acknowledge the limitations upon that healing and care. How can we help heal when the other is hard to care for? Does it matter what the reason is? What are the limits to my capacity or ability to care and heal? How can I balance the creation of healthy personal boundaries with the communal obligation I hold to…Find out more »