Caring for an elderly parent that is in constant need is demanding, no matter how much satisfaction we derive from helping or how useful we may feel. Easier said than done, right? I was lucky that it was caught early. Fear that we will be overwhelmed with guilt. Setting boundaries and saying NO, is a skill that you can master. Not wanting others to think poorly or talk badly about us, we try to protect our perceived reputation and don't express our true feelings. 4. They serve as an invisible force field designed to regulate our exposure to people, places, things and situations that are not

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