Our expert says:
I don't think you're being at all insensitive, and appreciate that you do care. But too much helping can create more problems than it solves, and the aim should be to enable the pair of them to be as capable and independent as posible --- this degree of hand-holding is actually very unusual for padults with bipolar disorder. Again, it makes sense to contact and talk with the shrink supervising their treatment, to clarify what the aims are, why they appear to have become so very dependent and unconfident, and what actually would be useful to do for them.
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