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Listen in as Allison Breininger and Justin Bajema, millennial caregivers for their chronically ill spouses, speak honestly about what life is like when there are more days spent in sickness than in health.

Aug 11, 2020

Justin and Allison talk about the pressure of being the person who sees the complete picture of their spouse’s health and feeling overwhelmed because they can’t just rely on the doctors, but need to be their own medical researchers.


Jul 28, 2020

Justin and Allison describe all that goes into making appointments happen, from logistics to advocacy to the hangover in the days that follow and how, in the medical setting, they’re never able to “just” be a spouse.

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Q&A with Maya


Q&A with Maya

Jul 27, 2020

After we discussed how to talk to kids about chronic illness in episode 3, Allison sits down with her daughter to get her thoughts on growing up as the child of someone who is chronically ill.


Jul 14, 2020

Allison and Justin talk about the sweet moments of solidarity in March when the world got a taste of what it feels like to be homebound and conscious of germs and what it is like now as parts of society move on, leaving their families behind.


Jun 30, 2020

Allison and Justin talk about how as caregivers, we aren’t just caring for our spouses, but also navigating how to support the kids in our lives. What and how much do you tell them and how much do you involve them?

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This episode was recorded on May 23, before the murder of George...