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Being a carer for a family member can have a significant impact upon your relationships. It can often mean that the boundaries within a relationship change - particularly if you are caring for a partner or parent.

It is not unusual for carers to feel a sense of loss for the relationships that they used to have with loved ones.

However, caring for a loved one can also bring a renewed closeness and intimacy. It is important to remember that there is no right or wrong way to feel.

If you are struggling with the changes to your relationships as the result of caring, why not chat with our Relate counsellor and read the caring section of our website.

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