CARERS WEEK 2008 WILL TAKE PLACE FROM 9-15 JUNE
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RELATIONSHIPS PUT TO TEST UNDER STRAIN OF CARING
New survey reveals far-reaching impact of caring on all aspects of life
A new, in-depth survey of 3,500 carers has uncovered the negative impact that their role can have on the relationship they enjoy with their partner. Six in 10 of those questioned admitted that their sex lives had taken a back seat as a direct result of their caring responsibilites.
Two thirds (66%) of those surveyed said their relationships had suffered as a result of caring, while 60% said they had little quality time together with their partners. Yet the all-consuming nature of caring is such that when carers did get time to relax, more than a fifth (21%) used it to catch up on their sleep.
The survey, launched as part of Carers Week (11-17 June), sheds light on the devastating effects that looking after a loved one can have all aspects of a carer’s life. The research looked in detail at carers’ feelings about a range of issues, including finances, career, health and relationships.