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Facing the Facts: How to Handle Parents Who Are Aging

FamilyiS-Facing_Facts_Sudden_Awareness_That_Parents_are_Aging_can_be_a_GutPunch-iStock-120212627For most of us, our parents are just there — seemingly invincible as we grow up. Once we leave home, we’re on a mission to move into our own adulthood with our parents moving to the background, but still a solid, if often unacknowledged, presence. As we move on with our lives, creating careers, marriages, and possibly children, most parents continue to be involved in some capacity. Many families are close, while others can be both physically and emotionally more distant. Still, there is a parent-child relationship that younger people rarely think deeply about. It just is. Then there’s that first time when it really registers with you that your parents are aging. Perhaps...

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