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Handling Your Controlling Older Parent

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The responsibility of providing care for an aging or ill loved one is a challenge in its own right. But when a care recipient is domineering about how and when every single task is done, it’s bound to exasperate those who are in charge of their daily care. 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.

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