The title carer covers a multitude of roles- professional and individual- both young and adult.
You may be caring for someone in addiction, with dementia or a relative. At times, caring can bring many positives and rewards. It can also be difficult focussing on someone else’s needs at the expense of your own needs.
Emotional pressure can come from :
Not getting enough sleep
Stress and isolation
The fallout from Covid
Impact on your own well being
Lack of family support
Impact on your other relationships.
Being assertive with professionals
Handling difficult conversations with the patient or another family member.
Making difficult decisions
Carers often put their own needs to one side.