couldn't take one more thing

kingston_123

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Via says the following:

I just did most of my studying in waiting rooms and hospitals. Mom and Dad would always say I was the most understanding girl in the world. I don't know about that. I just knew my family couldn't take one more thing. I know my family loves me, but ever since my grandma died, my best friend Miranda is the only person who knows me.

What is the meaning of "couldn't take one more thing"?
Does it mean her family already have so many problems?

Source: Wonder (2017) film
Screenplay by Jack Thorne, Steve Conrad & Stephen Chbosky
I took the test from the original script.
 

jutfrank

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Yes, it does. They couldn't bear any more.
 
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