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  • Author : suzanne
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  • Topic : Looking after ourselves
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Hi @Happier, welcome to the conversation and to the Forum.  I'm glad you found us.

I'm not sure that there's a good answer to your question.  There are times in all of our lives when happiness seems an impossible goal.  And being a parent to a child in such distress would definately be one of those. 

The topic wasn't meant to make light of the heart-breaking situations that members find themselves in.  It was more of a 'call to arms' to remind you to at least reflect on where you are at yourself.  And to see if there is any wriggle room at all to find moments in your day for a slightly lighter spirit.  Sometimes if we can put our worries and responsibilities aside (out of our direct focus at least) even for short periods we are stronger when we pick them back up.

Happier, can you tell us a little more about your situation?  There are likely to be others here in the Forum who can relate to your experience and may be able to share how they balance their own needs with that of their loved one.  Last week during Topic Tuesday @Viv, @Rjb, @Bearcub and @astrengthinever all shared parts of their journey in working towards their own happiness while caring for daughters with a MI.  Perhaps they'll be by to join the conversation too.

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