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Daughter Overwhelmed With Aging Mom's Needs

Dear Carol: Mom has lived with me and my 10-year-old son for five years. The first two years were okay but her increasing health issues have now become the center of our lives. I work full time with flexible hours and am now using nearly all of my time off tending to Mom’s needs. My son is not getting the attention he deserves and his father isn’t in his life to help. The man in my life is good to us both and compassionate toward Mom, but I know he feels that I have no time for him. Is it wrong of me to want my own life back? I love Mom but something has to change. She fights the idea of assisted living and I feel like I’m a terrible person when I suggest it.  – Gail

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