I know now older people on average are happier and more contented than the young, according to endless surveys. But back when a dear old friend was in his early 80s and threatening suicide, I believed his was a rational response to his circumstances. His wife of 60 years had died; he’d moved himself into… Read More »Why are Older Men Committing Suicide?
If a parent has been mean, unloving or even abusive towards you as a child do you have an obligation to care for them in their old age? It’s a loaded question for many adult children who harbour anger, resentment and bitterness towards a needy parent and struggle with feelings of guilt. “I still feel… Read More »Caring for the parent who never cared for you