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Home Unfurnishing Your Parent’s Stuff

Posted by on Feb 15, 2017 in Aging Parents, Caregiver, Siblings

This is an excellent article by Richard Eisenberg that offers eight strategies for systematically paring down the stuff of aging parents that apparently nobody wants. It’s a necessary but ultimately awkward ritual of sorting with an eye towards aggressively casting aside articles that have both deep personal meaning but essentially zero value to the current generation.

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Sibling Rules

Posted by on Feb 11, 2017 in Aging Parents, Caregiver, Siblings

It’s a fact of family life: roles are cut in stone. Stop trying to change a sibling who for the most part resents you for having the audacity to think you need to fix him or her.

Accurately assess what a sibling will and will not do for an aging parent. If their contribution is zero, then zero is is and move on.

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