Caring for adults with M.E.
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Becoming a carer

Husbands, wives and partners often find themselves in the role of primary carer when their ‘other half' becomes ill. You may also find yourself in a caring role for your sibling or parent.

It can take time for you to adjust to the changes in your relationship and to understand and accept the limitations and fluctuations in the health of the person you're caring for.

Work might be affected and if so, your financial situation may also change.

Please don't doubt yourself or the person you care for just because other people may be ill-informed about the condition. The better your own understanding of M.E., the more you will be able to dispel the misconceptions you may find in other people.