After all you’ve done for them over the years, they’re still grumbling.
You’re not expecting praise.
But like clockwork, weird things happen when parents are no longer independent, and
brothers and sisters are forced to take over.
- Who does the cooking for Mom and Dad?
- Driving, paying bills, turning off the stove.
- Taking them to potty in the early morning hours?
Some siblings collaborate, others bully. Emotions and tempers are burning.
Strong personalities dig in while others ditch, and escape.
Many families know how to have conversations to discuss sticky issues such as:
- “Should Mom go to a care home or day care?”
- “I think you are bossy,”
- “Why does Mom fall down with you?”
Your once-friendly family is shamefully dumping on each other, and
childhood wounds are reopening.
Before you know it, no one wants to answer your phone calls.
Common courtesies are rudely crushed.
Like the dominoes ripple effect, families feel hurt, busted up, and angry.
In the midst of sadness and denial watching your parents decline, and
99% of parents wish for one thing at their bedside: family peace.