The first thing I told her was that she was all alone and the only person in the world with this issue!!! That statement snapped her out of her negative mindset and allowed her to then focus on positive actions to reinvent her relationship to gain some balnace in her life.
The second part of the session was to explain boundaries and how to negotiate them. I set her an exercise to do around this concept to define her boundaries and set a preferred schedule for time with herself and her family members, both individually and together.
The final part of the session was to determine timeframes and accountability for her to complete the agreed actions and support her remotely while she had some very tricky conversations to complete. The biggest change is that she has now taken full responsibility for her relationship results and is learning to remove herself from other people's dramas so she can respond objectivley to their demands while valuing herself first.
The result has been fantastic and she now feels empowered and in control of her life again. Over the next few sessions, we will monitor progress and tweak anything that is not working as well as she would like.