4. Communicating Effectively with your Relative and Setting Limits
Challenges with communication
You will likely experience many communication challenges with your relative. Encouraging a relative to seek help when they are not ready can cause tension in your relationship and set up unintentional communication barriers. Yelling or nagging at family members out of disappointment and frustration is not helpful or productive. Consequently, your relative may be resentful of and resistant to these pressures, which can seem like an invasion of their personal life.