8. Emotional instability and loved ones

Emotional instability can be seen and felt in relationships. The closer the relationship, the higher the probability of emotional dysregulation having an impact on the interaction involved. The loved ones of an emotionally unstable person should think about how they can ensure their own coping and wellbeing. On the other hand, they can also play a significant role in the everyday life of a person struggling with emotional instability.

A loved one can provide support to an emotionally unstable person, but the role of a supporter can also be fatiguing. It is important for the person providing support to take care of their own coping and wellbeing. In the video below, an expert by experience and her loved one talk about how emotional instability has affected their relationship and how the loved one has been able to provide help and support.  

Support from loved ones is important