Carers usually find life begins to revolve around the person with a brain injury. The workload often leads to stress and frustration, along with dramatic changes in lifestyle and roles as they access community services, provide health care and look after the family as well.
When the caring role is a long-term one, it is very important to manage stress as it can lead to health problems, depression, anxiety and reduce your capacity to be an effective carer.
You will probably use coping strategies that you have used for difficult times in the past. This is useful, but often the caring role is so difficult it makes sense to experiment with new ways of dealing with stressful situations.