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mezzaninedoor
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Any tips: Living with aged relatives

Postby mezzaninedoor » Wed Dec 20, 2017 12:07 pm

Im not too bad right now BUT we are moving my Parents in law with us in the New Year.

Im anxious about how this will go as they are 84 & 86 and Dad in Law is wobbly and on dialysis. Im keen to support what my wife wants to do and care for them but at the same time I need perhaps tips on how to keep my own sanity.

amaya
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Re: Any tips: Living with aged relatives

Postby amaya » Wed Dec 20, 2017 12:26 pm

Talk about your boundaries before you make the move so that you both have what you need as a couple and as two individuals. It is so awesome that you are going to support them through what could be difficult times ahead I guess. So lovely :) But there has to be an equal balancing of needs between everyone and you cannot talk about that too much. And after the move, keep talking. It will help if you and your wife have a united front when working out any areas of disagreement or whatever.. so talking things through together first is always nice.

rsxo
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Re: Any tips: Living with aged relatives

Postby rsxo » Mon Dec 25, 2017 12:56 pm

Hi mezzaninedoor,

I think Amaya has it spot on. Boundaries are so important when it comes to keeping relationships fair and healthy!x

Much love <3
RSxo <3

jillian
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Re: Any tips: Living with aged relatives

Postby jillian » Mon Dec 25, 2017 2:47 pm

What they said.... there just is no better response you could listen to.... :D


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