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How do I talk to my father about his end-of-life plans?

Question:  My father was recently diagnosed with terminal cancer. I want to talk with him about what he would like for his end-of-life plans but I don't have any idea how to start the conversation. He never has liked to talk about personal things. Do you have any ideas about how I can approach this? …

How do I get my siblings more involved in helping me take care of our parents?

Question:  I have three brothers and sisters but they all live in other parts of the country. I live in the same town as my parents. I'm happy to do things for my parents, but I think my siblings believe they don't have to do anything because they live far away. How do I get…

I'm trying to balance caring for my mother, keeping up at work, and managing my own household. Do you have any suggestions?

Question: My mother is very disabled from a stroke, and recently she had another stroke. I'm doing my best to care for her at home, but I also have a husband and three children, and I work full-time. My mother's mind hasn't been the same since her first stroke. She is often very confused and doesn't…

How do I tell my mother that she can't keep calling me at work all the time?

Question:  I'm feeling very frustrated because my mother is constantly calling me at work and it is interfering with my job. My mother lives by herself since my father died. I think she may be bored and doesn't know what to do with herself. I have tried to explain that her phone calls are very…

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