@77nick77 - Thank you for your suggestions. Like always, you have a great “no-beating around the bush” approach.
I’ve been thinking a lot about your situation with your loud neighbors and been trying to think of ways to help. All I’ve been able to come up with is how constant loud noise and rumbling and banging from our old neighbors really began to upset my brother. It was just wearing him down.
Sound proofing as much as we could didn’t help his idea that he was being spied on. Having the banging more muted and some other noises blocked out did help block the neighbors power over his peace of mind. It did help him relax more so he could catch his breath.
@oneof21angels Thank you for your ideas of watching out for the isolation. Sometimes I get in my “I’ll fix it for you” mode I forget to something simple like you suggested:
I sometimes forget to do something as simple as that.
That brought a smile to my day. Again, I get used to trying to be actively fixing something. When a lifeguard hears the call they spring into action. Your right of course, a situation doesn’t always need the dynamic force of being rescued. Something simple and comforting is just as effective.
@BarbieBF - Thank you for the encouragement as well. I do worry about the crash coming. My loved one is SO happy and animated right now. He’s just so happy. I want him to be happy. The rush of boundless energy is a huge change from how things usually are. I want to support his good mood, but I also want him to be safe. I can only imagine what it’s going to feel like for him, when he comes back down from being on top of the world.
Thank you all for your ideas and encouragements. I very much appreciate your feedback.
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