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I have a family member that is grieving. She has been diagnosed with PTSD from the experience. It's been 3 years, just to add some context, not that there are rules for grieving. Every conversation with her leads to the experience, the loss and trauma. Every song, tv show, situation, etc. brings up memories for her. 'm struggling to maintain distance for my own emotional health while still supporting her. In fact I'm trying hard to keep my focus on the empathy I have for her suffering vs. the resentment I feel about the grief being forced on me every time we are together. It's really exhausting. I don't know how to, or if I even should, set boundaries for myself. She's trying to share her pain, and my pain caused by her constant reminders is just a tiny fraction of what she is going through. Does this situation come up in your experiences helping people with grief?
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