Dealing with Well-Intentioned Friends

As caregivers, emotional energy is in short supply.  At the same time there are many friends who love us and want to help.  Some of them help in good ways, and others, not so much.  Before it gets bad, here are some lessons I learned.  From the beginning you will need to set boundaries with people.  If there is interference with health care decisions or lack of boundaries in any way, gently and lovingly draw the line.  If you don’t you will pay for it later.  Big time. . Don’t assume that your best friend or the friend of...

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