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