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    Oh, Beckyliz, I am so sorry for your loss.

    Oh, Beckyliz, I am so sorry for your loss.
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    I second the dog lifter suggestion, freshstart,...

    I second the dog lifter suggestion, freshstart, there is no way you should be lifting that dog. Our golden retriever tore her ACL at Christmas and it was a slow recover, and for a while my husband...
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    You are very lucky. I think this is optimal. I...

    You are very lucky. I think this is optimal. I do know that for many children of elderly parents, this is not their reality.
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    I am impressed you got them to meet with the...

    I am impressed you got them to meet with the insurance guy! I have given up trying to do that kind of thing as it creates too much stress and they become secretive--planning is not in their lexicon...
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    DMC, that place looks really nice. I really wish...

    DMC, that place looks really nice. I really wish my parents would consider moving to something like that where they live, or better yet, near one of their kids; the level of "intrusion" there sounds...
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    DMC, the cottage for your dad sounds really,...

    DMC, the cottage for your dad sounds really, really nice. I wish my parents would consider moving to something similar.
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    I wish they would, too, freshstart, a meeting...

    I wish they would, too, freshstart, a meeting would be really good. And if your brother wants to participate by paying for help, that would be aokay by me!
    My brother just wants to start trouble...
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    Jane, I think many parents are not wired that...

    Jane, I think many parents are not wired that way, because of how they were brought up. I also think that sometimes parents can be neglectful, abusive, and cruel at times when children are growing...
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    Please don't feel guilty--there is absolutely no...

    Please don't feel guilty--there is absolutely no reason to feel guilty, and your parents are so lucky to have your help!
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    I sort of see this both ways, freshstart. I am...

    I sort of see this both ways, freshstart. I am definitely of the mind as Steve that it is their money and they can do with it as they will. But I also think it is painful when one sibling is...
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    Thanks, freshstart, I feel such guilt about this....

    Thanks, freshstart, I feel such guilt about this.
    Glad you got the oxygen!
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    My folks do not want to leave their farmstead. I...

    My folks do not want to leave their farmstead. I think this is probably the hardest move because you have become part of the land if you have been there long enough. I know they pray that they will...
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    Good for her. I have told my parents, who do not...

    Good for her. I have told my parents, who do not want to go to assisted living, that we qualify for a senior community and maybe we'll move there, and they can move there to be closer to us!
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    The problem as I see it is not that we are not...

    The problem as I see it is not that we are not preparing for older age issues, it's my parents who did not and now seem unable to any longer. My husband's parents figured it out and there was only...
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    I am definitely learning already. I will never...

    I am definitely learning already. I will never do what my parents did and refuse to leave an area that is far distant from all of their kids and lacks any reliable form of public transportation. We...
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    Too depressed about my personal situation in the...

    Too depressed about my personal situation in the club sandwich right now to post about details, but thank you for a wonderful thread idea, freshstart. Will work up to it.
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