I am the caregiver for my best friend and lover. I have my own apartment but stay overnight often and practically live with him. He was recently hospitalized for taking medication that caused paranoia and now his adult children are pushing strong for placing him in Assisted Living. Neither I nor his doctor feel this is necessary yet and that he can still live at home as long as he no longer takes that medication. The children live far away but have recently displayed an intense interest in taking over my duties and shutting me out of his care discussions. I feel like he sometimes wants to just give up and go into AL just to appease them. If I thought he needed it I would be all for it but I really don't think he needs it yet. He is not incompetent but they are saying that it will just get worse and they are doing this because they care for him. They are pressuring him and it seems they are beginning to cut me out of his care. I am disabled, myself, and am overwhelmed sometimes but feel we could just use some extra help at home. I am despondent about this. I don't want our life to change nor do I feel it has to and I feel as if the family is taking over where there is no need. He has early onset Parkinson's and is just 63 and every facility we've looked at just seems too "old" for him. I feel he will soon "become old" if he should have to move into one now. I feel like my opinion is not being taken seriously and wonder if I am being pushed out.