I am in contact with a PWC for sometime. Problem is that he is very upset about the illness,complains a lot and needs emotional support. On the other side i am very ill,have very low tolerance for stress and i can not handle negative talk. I can't even watch news because of possibility of sudden exposure to upsetting news. I don't have any energy to give emotional support.Sometimes i really can not handle this. I don't wish to hurt him but i don't know how to solve this problem either.Should i talk to him directly and tell him i can not handle this or if i should place some distance between us or if i am too selfish and need to learn to be patient. What do you think? Thanks.