Hoggirl Posted August 16, 2011 Share Posted August 16, 2011 there certainly is a lot of pain in some of these stories. :grouphug::grouphug::grouphug: to those of you who have had such hurtful experiences. My parents both died at the same time when I was 24. My perspective/life experience would make me deeply regret not having the opportunity to care for them as they aged. However, I do not think there is a one-answer-fits-all for these situations, and I would never presume that taking care of any parent should be deemed a "privilege." I hope I am making sense. I have told my sil (dh's sister) that I will take mil, but she will have to take fil, 'cause there isn't enough Jack Daniels on this earth to sustain me through. :lol: Sorry. That's sounds crass, but it is true. My in-laws are in good financial shape, so I cannot imagine that we would ever need to take them in. But, I would (yes, both of them) if it were necessary. My sil lives closer to where they live, so I imagine more responsibility will fall on her by geographic proximity if nothing else. But, I plan to be there for them as much as I can when the time comes. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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