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Dear Carol: My mother has had multiple health problems for years and Dad has cared for her. They have a close marriage so this arrangement has worked well, but now Dad is having heart problems and his arthritis is becoming severe. The family wants them to move to a very nice assisted living facility where they can be together. Mom is fine with the idea of moving but Dad is fighting it. You’d think he’d be happy to have less responsibility for Mom and more time for them to enjoy socializing when they feel like it, but he seems stuck. They have long-term health insurance and a decent retirement income. How do we convince him to move? Darlene

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