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Old 12-08-2013, 02:00 AM
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Notice, understand, and develop plans for dealing with family members who demonstrate chronic mental health issues.

Otherwise, you wind up with weekends like mine.

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Old 12-08-2013, 02:55 AM
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I feel very blessed that I don't have this particular concern.

But it is, to be honest, one of the things that gives me pause about getting more serious with my GF. At least for one of her sibs, chronic MH issues sums it up perfectly.

Best of luck to you. The holidays only make such things more difficult, unfortunately. Seems to exacerbate such issues.
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Old 12-08-2013, 02:57 AM
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Whatever is going on here, I do understand that when it is chronic or untreated or undiagnosed, it requires an enormous amount of forbearance, patience, kindness and tolerance to cope with.

I wish nothing but the very best to both you and all your family.
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Best wishes with your struggle.
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Old 12-08-2013, 08:19 AM
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Find a way to physically exhaust him.
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Old 12-08-2013, 09:30 AM
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I come from a family with numerous inherited mental health issues throughout the family tree.

Getting help is critical.

Therapy is very worthwhile.
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Old 12-08-2013, 05:26 PM
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Getting a loved one committed to a mental institution was essential for our Family to even be able to breathe. My older Brother, a veteran, was committed to the mental ward of the VA hospital in Omaha, Nebraska for 6-months and heavily sedated under lock and key. It was the best place for him to be for his own good, and it was free of charge since he was a vet.
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Old 12-10-2013, 09:00 AM
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Notice, understand, and develop plans for dealing with family members who demonstrate chronic mental health issues.

Otherwise, you wind up with weekends like mine.
Sorry to hear that, Jim.

Haven't been through it first hand, but have been watching my FIL deal with it with his mother for the last 10 years or so. She just turned 99, physically strong and healthy. The mind? Not so much and now she's lost her sense of time. He's too stubborn/proud/protective/feeling-personally-responsible to have an home health aide come in for more than a couple hours a day when he's teaching during the week (he retired from HS but now teaches as an adjunct professor). Including his brother who is 15 min. away. It obviously affects his social life (widower of 10 years) and time for grandkids' activities.

I've got nothing to send you but my wishes of luck!

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