Category Archives: Parents

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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Completing What Can‘t Be Changed

Whenever you start replaying conversations about what you could or should have said to someone else, as if you are still trying to change something that can‘t be changed, you are wasting your energy.

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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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