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AnOrdinaryMan November 7th, 2008 01:16 PM

In need of some advice...
Good day, members of this forum. I am a new member, as of several minutes ago, having just discovered the site and found myself (an aspiring graduate student) interested in the subject matter, and then decided to ask a question of the people here... I am uncertain of the answer, I am embarrassed to admit.

I am trying to find the words to define a behavior I see someone I have known for a significant period of time undertaking - she is the parent of a (significantly) disabled child, and for most of her life has been 'taken care of' / 'enabled' by the people around her. She is now over fourty, and still is refusing to take care of herself.

Is there a (specific) term for such behavior, and if so, what is it, and can anyone here suggest any research I might do to further my understanding of the woman's actions?

The thanks of a new member.

Dianne Sinclair November 8th, 2008 07:51 PM

Re: In need of some advice...
It isn't clear to me if you are a graduate student in training to become a therapist and if so, when you say you "see" this woman do you mean in therapy? If so, your clinical supervisor could help you arrive at a diagnosis. But no therapist should diagnose someone in absentia i.e.without seeing them face to face in a clinical setting.
If you are not in training, you can certainly get opinions from advice columnists on other people's behaviors and how you should respond but I don't see this as that kind of forum.

Blacklight January 22nd, 2010 12:14 PM

Re: In need of some advice...
you have to understand the behavior of that woman, and im sure you can discover why is she acting like that.

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