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...Maybe Mom demands that you keep her company around the clock, but she certainly won’t watch any of the television shows you enjoy. Dad might refuse to let you help him bathe, but there’s no way he’ll ever let a professional caregiver set foot in the house. Perhaps your spouse complains constantly about the food you carefully prepare each day and the clothing you pick out for them every morning. You do all of these things out of love only to be met with disdain. While your loved one’s overwhelmingly negative attitude is certainly frustrating,

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