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Being a carer has changed the relationship i have with my loved one

Why don’t you try? : Ways to help your relationship with your loved one

Becoming a carer can affect your relationship with the person you are caring for. It may make the relationship stronger. You may also feel it has changed the balance of your relationship.
For example, if you are looking after a parent, you might feel like your roles have been reversed. You may miss the relationship you had before. But it can also give you a chance to become closer to the person again.
If your relationship with the person you are caring for was difficult before, it may become worse. Getting help and having time to yourself can make this easier. It is normal for both of you to have difficult feelings.
You may not feel sure about how to comfort the person you are caring for. Listening to them can be enough. You do not need to have all the answers.

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Here’s a tip for you to try this week :

Try to do some activities with your loved one, rather than for them such as watching a film or playing cards. , Talk to them about how you feel and take regular breaks during your day so you have a better mindset. ,

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