How To Care For Your Caregiver; Nightmares.
Real life CGL type relationships;
-Have a bottle of water next to the bed!
-Big supply of kisses and hugs
-Let them cuddle your favorite stuffie !
-Turn on your listening ears and ask if they’re okay, how they feel, and if they need to talk about it
-Be a brave little toaster even if the nightmare is scary to you too
-Assure them that their nightmare is just a dream but validate that it was scary and hard.
-Hug and kiss them more!
-Try to read or tell them their favorite story so that they can fall back asleep, act it out with your stuffies !
-If they can’t go back to bed find their favorite snack and put on a mutually loved movie.
-If they don’t want to talk about it or need space, it isn’t your fault! Sometimes needing care or having a nightmare is embarrassing or private.
-Let them know that you’re there for them and that you love them bunches.
For long distance CGL type relationships;
-Ask your caregiver to call you on skype or the phone so you can talk to them sweetly.
- If you can call make lots of kissy noises !
-Be a brave little toaster when listening to your caregivers nightmare even if it’s really scary!
-Tell them to get a drink of water cause it always helps!
-Find funny or cute pictures online and send it to them!
-Watch a movie by pressing play at the same time on your devices
-Read or tell them a story through chat or voice ! If you have a cam you can use your stuffies to act it out.
- If your caregiver needs space, it isn’t your fault! It might be easier for them to deal with a nightmare by themselves.
-But give them lots of love and tell them you’re there for them when they want to talk.