How close?

I live with the person I support and deal with their issues on a daily basis but just because you don’t share a house with the person you support, it doesn’t make it any less difficult. 

You may spend more time worrying because you don’t live with them, you may be less able to influence their behaviour and keep them going. What is certain is that you care about them. 

How do you cope? Who do you turn to for support? Do you take on the responsibility for that person?

Try to remember that it is good that you care but that even if you live with them you can not control what they do or even make them better. Try not to take on too much in either situation. 

Be kind to yourself. 


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