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The Gift of Time

06/13/2016

When I asked some dads whose children are also adults, “What would be a really appreciated Father’s Day gift?  Their answer was time.  We want our kids and grandkids to spend time with us.  Visit us often.  Call us often.  Invite us to lunch or dinner.  Invite us to a game, a concert, a play […]

Life’s Journey

11/20/2014

Life is like a journey on a train with its stations, with changes of routes and with accidents! At birth, we boarded the train and met our parents, and we believe they will always travel on our side.  However, at some station our parents will step down from the train, leaving us on this journey […]

What advice do you give to an adult son who is being abused by his mother?

08/04/2013

Dear Karen,

I have a friend who’s elderly mother has always been emotionally controlling, abusive and just down right mean. I would describe her as “toxic”, just full of venom. She seems to have never learned any other way to get her needs met. I would say she is mentally ill. Her son, my friend, is the only family member willing to make sure she is cared for. What is your advice for the son in this case… day after day, week after week subjected to the assaults to his heart, soul and humanity as he tries to do the right thing for his mother? – Sarah