Quote Originally Posted by gromit View Post
I wonder, do you think a good idea might be asking them to help you with something? That way they can feel like they are contributing rather than a burden and then they also have the companionship of a friend who cares about them (while you do whatever it is they're helping you with)?
Win-win. I like that. It 'saves face' to both parties. Help with a 'light touch'.