Aging Parents and Sibling Relationships
When parents age and need more support, it is common for sibilings to have strained relationships due to one sibling taking on more responsibility in assisting their parents with in-home support. There are ways to prevent family relationships from being negatively affected by the experiences that occur as a result of aging parents. First and foremost, show appreciation for the support someone is providing. Second, ask for assistance from others in the family. Also, consider utilizing the many senior care services available in your area. This will be better for your parents and for your relationships with your family members.