Caring for someone with sensory processing disorder can significantly affect your relationship with them. You may now have to devote a much bigger chunk of your attention to them.
It can even be difficult to accept that you actually are their 'carer'. This can especially be the case if their condition has only become apparent slowly over a long period and you have taken on more caring responsibilities a little bit at a time.
Sometimes caring for someone with sensory processing disorder can improve your relationship with them. Some carers find that they become closer with the person they care for through spending more time with them. In many cases, however, it can put new strains on your relationship. This can be particularly pronounced when caring for someone with sensory processing disorder as they could well struggle with communication, making misunderstandings between you more likely.
Alongside this, becoming a carer can also have an impact on all of the other relationships in your life too, both positively and negatively. If you are caring for a child with sensory processing disorder, for instance, it can have a huge impact on your relationships with any other children you might have.
For advice and support on ways to manage these changes, take a look at our guide 'How your relationships can change when you become a carer'.