Setting boundaries as a carer
I read this article on the issue of boundaries as a carer, which might be useful to some carers. The roles and relationships we negotiate with the loved ones we care for will each be unique, but I've found we have a lot in common, too. I find it validating and encouraging, to hear that it can be a long and far from ideal process and that we all makes mistakes.
@claudia another powerful article which brought tears to my eyes. Boundary setting is so important within the caring role as it can provide context around everyone's needs. MECFS is difficult to monitor as a carer due to up and down nature of the condition and it so often we can assume our love ones are managing better then they actually are. It is a weekly practice, sometime even more, for my partner and I to debrief where he is at, his needs, where I am at and what support both of us need, especially from each other. That really helps with the boundary setting. Thanks again
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Thank you both for sharing. Boundaries are really important
@lau_ea_aus they definitely are ... this article offered a beautiful debrief topic whilst Damien and I were doing an evening shuffle around the block ... commitment to the boundaries are also important but the paradox is that flexibility is also needed ... its a juggling act