Coping With Your Difficult Older Parent : A Guide for Stressed-Out Children

By | October 8, 2017
Coping With Your Difficult Older Parent : A Guide for Stressed-Out Children Author Grace Lebow
ISBN-10 038079750X
ISBN-13 9780380797509
Year 1999-02-01
Pages 224
Language English
Publisher William Morrow Paperbacks
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Do You Have An Aging Parent Who Blames you for everything that goes wrong Cannot tolerate being alone wants you all the time Is obsessed with health problems real or imagined Make unreasonable and or irrational demands of you Is hostile negative and critical Coping with these traits in parents is an endless high stress battle for their children Though there s no medical defination for difficult parents you know when you have one While it s rare for adults to change their ways late in life you can stop the vicious merry go round of anger blame guilt and frustration For the first time here s a common sense guide from professionals with more than two decades in the field on how to smooth communications with a challenging parent Filled with practical tips for handling contentious behaviors and sample dialogues for some of the most troubling situations this book addresses many hard issues including How to tell your parent he or she cannot live with you How to avoid the cycle of nagging and recriminations How to prevent your parent s negativity from overwhelming you How to deal with an impaired parent who refuses to stop driving How to asses the risk factors in deciding whether a parent is still able to live alone

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