My clients want to overstep my caregiving role and try to make me into a confidant and buddy. I work with a lady who is so needy. There are a lot of aspects to her personality that I don't quite get, not being a counselor, but she wants more from me than I am comfortable giving. Basically I've been hired to make sure she is never alone, that she gets her meds and that she is safe. She needs constant assurance that she is liked. I feel sorry for her but sometimes I feel like she is trying to swallow me whole. Interestingly a lot of my clients are so desperate for a friend, maybe I'm being just to friendly and they are taking me the wrong way. Any ideas?