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Taking Care of Parents Who Didn't Take Care of You: Making Peace with Aging Parents Paperback – September 23, 2002
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Eleanor Cade specializes in editorial services for publishers. She has coauthored, ghostwritten, and edited many books in the self-help and recovery fields.
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Sometimes you have to do what you have to do. If paying for outside help is how I can take the best care of my father, then so be it. He is happy and so am I.
Eleanor Cade has hit the nail on the head in this book as to what caregivers must expect when they return to their parents house or take their parent into their own home. There is a lot of excess baggage that must be dealt with or pushed under the rug - whatever works for that particular family. What caregivers don't need is judging from others.
Caring for a parent who did not take good care of us is doable. In my case, it took an act of God, and many hours at a church that brought much healing to my soul, for me to be able to do what I do. Others may handle it in another way.
If you are someone who has been through a difficult childhood and is now faced with taking care of your parent, you must decide what type of person you are; whether you can take on the care or if you need to let someone else take over that role. Don't feel bad if you have to take a pass. Not everyone can be a livein caregiver in the best of circumstances. Read this book and then make your decision.
West Sac Gal
On the other hand the book Doing the Right Thing, Taking Care of Your Elderly Parents, Even if They Didn't Take Care of You, by Satow, is great. It's what this book should have been.
They got to be quite abusive making it hard for me to be there for them and this book helped
shine a new light on the situation for me. Offered many ways to deal with the problems arising
from dysfunctional family relationships while needing to help out but not to loose my sanity
in the process.