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What Your Aging Parents Really Want from You

Posted on: Nov 06, 2017

An article in The Atlantic highlights a perspective we don’t always take into consideration — how our aging parents feel about us helping them. We’re just trying to help, right? So why are they making it hard?

The author’s discussions with her peers revealed an interesting dynamic. They sometimes felt their adult children were being unnecessarily overprotective — and it both annoyed them and made them feel cared for, which can explain the friction that can arise in their relationships.

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