Taking care of mom…
It may be one of the hardest things you ever have to do.
By Rebecca Lippel Greenwich Citizen There seems to be an evolution to the life cycle. We begin as dependent infants and children in absolute need of our parents to protect and nurture us. The teen years appear to be a time to push away from that same protection and nurturing we crave when entread more
We feel an enormous weight of guilt and sometimes even a sense of failure for our inability to care for aging parents. Guilt, helplessness, and the pain of realizing that you may no longer be suited, or able, to give your elderly parent what he or she needs is an enormous burden for any child to feeread more
Adapted from the book Under One Roof Again: All Grown Up and (Re)learning to Live Together Happily by Susan Newman, Ph.D. When you return to live with your mother as an adult—or she moves in with you—the issues and comments that set you off years, even decades, ago can become magnified. Age and read more