WELLNESS
11/04/2014 08:04 am ET Updated Nov 04, 2014

How Caregivers Can Seek A Little Support, Too

Even those who spend their days tending to the needs of others must take a little time to care for themselves.

Lee Woodruff, the wife of ABC News reporter Bob Woodruff, learned this lesson firsthand after her husband was severely injured by a roadside bomb in Iraq in 2006. In recognition of National Caregivers Month, the couple and co-founders of the Bob Woodruff Foundation for wounded veterans joined HuffPost Life host Caroline Modarressy-Tehrani, offering advice for the spouses who help care for our recovering veterans.

"I think it's so important to get a network, to have a network, to be connected to people who are going through similar things," said Lee Woodruff. "I think you need to understand that you'll laugh again, that you will adjust to -- I hate the word 'the new normal' but it's a word that applies for so many people who have gone through something -- and that that will become your life. It won't feel every second of every day like this huge, horrible thing is happening and your life is out of control. We do find ways to heal, and human beings are incredibly resilient."

To hear more about how caregivers of wounded veterans can find the support they need, watch the full HuffPost Live clip in the video above.

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