For her, this meant having about 45 minutes of alone time while sitting in her favourite chair sipping tea and reading the newspaper - uninterrupted. My brother and I were her primary caregivers during her illness. From this place of strength, we can generously and compassionately offer our time and attention to others. They serve as an invisible force field designed to regulate our exposure to people, places, things and situations that are not in our best interest or healthiest for us. Having boundaries enables the caregiver to separate their individual wants and needs from that of the person

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