Category Archives: Aging Parents

Words of Wisdom ?

Brief excerpt from a conversation with a client: Me: So you didn’t live up to your ideals. Client: That’s right. Me: Do you think most people live up to their ideals? Client: I guess they don’t. Me: Most of us … Continue reading

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Caretaking At a Distance: Setting Boundaries

Jeanette was afraid to answer her telephone. Her mother was calling every day or two with another “emergency” to induce Jeanette to make yet another l,000 mile trip to take care of her. Jeanette had been trained to be the … Continue reading

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A Death in the Family

I sit fearfully on the plane, my mind a jumble of thoughts and feelings. Suppose I don’t get there in time to say goodbye? Suppose I do and she doesn’t die for days? What am l supposed to do?

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