Hi, so I'm just going to explain my situation, any thoughts/advice would be appreciated!
My brother has a severe learning disability, and I've grown up caring for him alongside my parents. My parents have tried to take on most of the responsibilities to allow me to get on with my life. But my parents are getting on now, my brothers 19 (I'm 21), but the challenges remain the same as they were when he was 5. As a result I'm taking on more and more responsibility, and trying to juggle it with my own life. Work-wise I'm fine (starting an MSc) but I'm pretty lonely. Despite that, the idea of building a social group, or finding a partner seems tiresome and way to stressful to even contemplate. Mentally I can't extend myself that far, yet something has to change. I can tell the loneliness has affected my work and home-life, but I'm not sure what can be done! Any ideas?
Any carers here?
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