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Dear Carol: My dad was always a handyman around the house. Now he and Mom are in their late 70s. Dad can afford to hire the work done, but he won’t.  I’m afraid he’ll fall off a ladder or something. How do I get him to give it up? Sally 

Dear Sally: You love you dad and understandably don’t want to see him break a bone or cut himself. However, you need to step back and see what you are asking him to do.



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