You will eventually get stronger because of them, FOR THEM. You will learn to give unconditional love.
She’s afraid of being perceived as a burden.
Like you’re underwater, trying to speak, but your words come out mumbled and off-key and you keep opening your mouth and it fills with water so you can’t speak. And the person you love is just floating, slowing sinking down, down.
Reach out to them unexpectedly. Remind them they don’t have to do this alone.
It has been tough, I answer phone calls at ridiculous o’clock just listening to her sobbing and wailing, trying my best to listen, helping her breathe and calm down.