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I don't see it as a fine line. When the recipient through no fault of their own is struggling but really trying to fulfill their potential, then whatever support you provide is just being a loving caring nurturing parent. Enabling, in my mind anyway, involves facilitating a negative situation brought on through fault of their own.

I don't disagree, however, you don't have the full picture with our situation and I am not going to discuss it here.

So very many shades of gray, no black and white. Absolute refusal to share information makes it tough to determine "really trying." At least we know he is safe if he is downstairs. Dealing with anxiety and depression is not simple. Don't nudge and risk them setting bad habbits. Nudge and risk their going off the deep end. Damned if you do, damned if you don't, so we just focus on letting him know he is loved and we are here if he needs us.

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