Understand the symptoms of stress so that you can recognize them when they appear.
Keep up your physical health:
- Eat healthy
- Get sufficient sleep
- Ask for help from family/friends when you feel you need a break.
Set standards with yourself and with the individual so that you feel safe:
- Be able to identify what would have to happen for you to feel unsafe and feel the need to call for help.
- Don't be ashamed to share these standards with the individual.
If faith and religion are a part of your life, look to members and leaders of that organization for support, but make sure they are educated on behavioral health issues.