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Setting Limits Is The Key

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Do not let emotions like anger, guilt or anxiety take you away from affect how you feel about setting limits. Emotions such as these have no place in doing what needs to be done to survive and feel good.

Do not feel as though you are anything less than a courageous person if you say “no” and appear tough at times. Your loved one must realize that you have your life to think about also.

Talk with other family members and friends and have them involved in caregiving. This does not mean you are avoiding your responsibility, rather you are allowing yourself some flexibility and giving yourself a welcomed break occasionally.

If you struggle in setting limits and saying “no,” you may need to talk with a therapist who can relieve your fragile emotions and refocus your intent.


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