Changing relationships

Carers often say that one of the most difficult things to deal with is accepting that their relationship with the person they care for has changed.

Perhaps your partner can no longer take on the responsibility of managing the household finances and you have had to take over. Or your child’s recently diagnosed disability has meant that you are now not only their parent but their nurse and advocate as well. You may also discover that relationships with family, friends and others have changed and not always in ways you could have imagined.

VOCAL runs workshops which look at how becoming a carer can affect your relationships, not only with the person you care for, but also with family and friends – see the Carer Events & Training website for more details.

For more information on dealing with changing relationships download VOCAL’s ‘Changing Relationships’ self help booklet below.