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How would you cope with the unexpected?

  Today I'm delighted to welcome Karen Warner Scheuler to my blog, author of The Sudden Caregiver,  A practical and proven guide, a roadmap, and a source of comfort for anyone who is caring for a loved one, and especially for those for whom the role was unexpected. You can read an excerpt below, then read on to learn more about the author and where to find the book. Introducing the Sudden Caregiver “There are only four kinds of people in the world – those who have   been caregivers, those who are caregivers, those who will be caregivers,   and those who will need caregivers.” — Former US First Lady, Rosalynn Carter , from Written Testimony Before the Senate Special Committee on Aging 1 This is the moment. I wake up in the middle of the night to the ringing of my mobile in the dark. The standard-issue hotel bedside clock reads 2:04 a.m. I answer the phone with a startled, heart racing, “Sweetie!” In the two decades we’ve been together, Joel has  never called me in the middle of the