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would you take care of your parents when they get old (22)

Sep 27, 2007 7:01 PM CST would you take care of your parents when they get old
Manetho
ManethoManethoPlymouth, Devon, England UK23 Threads 158 Posts
It is a question we must ask ourself'sconfused
Sep 27, 2007 7:22 PM CST would you take care of your parents when they get old
coleen
coleencoleencardiff, South Glamorgan, Wales UK28 Threads 5,173 Posts
my parents have already said that they dont want us to but i would if needed thumbs up hug smitten
Sep 27, 2007 7:32 PM CST would you take care of your parents when they get old
chriss
chrisschrissst.helens, Merseyside, England UK153 Threads 21 Polls 8,180 Posts
coleen your still up, you have a big day tomorrow as i get to spill beer on you hahahahah

if they needed 24 hour care then i would find that hard as im a single parent of 3 kids, but if it was just giving them a hand becouse they found it hard getting about then yes i would look after them
Sep 27, 2007 7:48 PM CST would you take care of your parents when they get old
Manetho
ManethoManethoPlymouth, Devon, England UK23 Threads 158 Posts
Good on you mate

We all want to take care of our parents. But we have our own life to live

Do you think that they what us to f**k and leave them aloneconfused frustrated
Sep 28, 2007 7:34 AM CST would you take care of your parents when they get old
Zellarrone1
Zellarrone1Zellarrone1Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire, England UK37 Threads 5 Polls 10,047 Posts
Well my dad died when I was 17 anyway but I did take care of my mother for a year when she became ill with terminal cancer at the age of 68 so suppose my answer to your question is yes thumbs up
Sep 28, 2007 7:46 AM CST would you take care of your parents when they get old
jemini1956
jemini1956jemini1956blackpool, Lancashire, England UK2 Threads 179 Posts
i lost my dad 2 years ago, but yes i would look after my mum.
Oct 1, 2007 5:39 AM CST would you take care of your parents when they get old
doctorlove69
doctorlove69doctorlove69london, UK7 Threads 356 Posts
yes i would as they looked after me growing up so i would look after them getting old.banana
Oct 12, 2007 9:17 AM CST would you take care of your parents when they get old
be_happy
be_happybe_happyBristol, England UK1 Threads 19 Posts
without a second thought, they took care of me
Oct 12, 2007 11:57 AM CST would you take care of your parents when they get old
RobbieM
RobbieMRobbieMHertford, Hertfordshire, England UK172 Threads 10 Polls 7,930 Posts
Ah, i can relate to this one in a big way!!

To cut a long story short, i was dropped in a situation when i was young, sister abandoned her child on my parents!

I had to step in, look after him, stay at home and look after my mum when she became ill and died 5 years ago, then my father got cancer and then i looked after him as well.Dadly he died in july.

Theres help out there if with carer support etc, i just did it because it was the right thing to do.

If you need help and advice feel free to email me, i'll happily give my msn addy and hopefully the situaion will be easier than the one i had to face.

If you cant cope, don't feel guilty.....people have their own life to live, but there is help out there and you won't be on your own.

If you need help or advice just ask....i have the t shirt and the worry lines to prove it...lolcomfort
Oct 12, 2007 5:41 PM CST would you take care of your parents when they get old
Clarabo19
Clarabo19Clarabo19Glasgow, Strathclyde, Scotland UK13 Threads 325 Posts
Funny, i was actually thinking about this, mainly because my brother moved out years ago and has his own family now and i cant see him looking after our mum but i can see her staying with me... i'll build her a granny flat!

So thats a absolutley, my mum has worked hard (and still is) all her life to bring me and my brother up so i think i owe her that much!
Oct 12, 2007 5:45 PM CST would you take care of your parents when they get old
porsha69
porsha69porsha69Birmingham, UK5 Threads 2,492 Posts
My dad and step mom - Yes without a doubt.

My mom - NO
Oct 13, 2007 4:38 PM CST would you take care of your parents when they get old
xxLilyxx
xxLilyxxxxLilyxxHampshire, England UK42 Threads 5,470 Posts
Same here Jo, only the other way around.
My Mum, yes, without a doubt, but my Dad, a BIG NO NO scold
Nov 4, 2007 9:55 AM CST would you take care of your parents when they get old
Deearthangel
DeearthangelDeearthangelNewcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear, England UK2 Threads 65 Posts
I looked after my dad for the best part of 16 years when he had a minor stroke at the age of 67 and it was never a question in my mind not to do so. Dad brought me and my two brothers up when mum left us in the very early 60s (which wasn't the done thing for a father to have custody of his kids back then). Dad did a terrific job and he was the loveliest man around, no one had a bad word to say about my dad. Sadly, my brothers never bothered very much, much to my dad's dismay. However, dad had a very contented and happy life, always smiling and joking right up until last year when he went to heaven at the ripe old age of 84. I miss him terribly and know he is looking after me and my children. I am off to Church this evening for a memorial service.

My "mum" - she can go to ........ what a very sad women she is. Five children and doesn't give a monkeys for any of us.

Love and Angel Blessings

Denise xx
Nov 4, 2007 12:08 PM CST would you take care of your parents when they get old
Aries30
Aries30Aries30Blackpool, Lancashire, England UK12 Threads 992 Posts
Unfortunatly my dad is already in a nursing home, he suffered two major strokes within a few months, but if the situation arrives that i had to look after him, then of course i would.

I'd take care of my Mum too if i ever she needed me to, they both took care of me and I never wanted for anything.
hug kiss
Nov 4, 2007 4:56 PM CST would you take care of your parents when they get old
sxyclaire
sxyclairesxyclairescunthorpe, East Riding of Yorkshire, England UK4 Threads 18 Posts
Without a shadow of a doubt.
Nov 6, 2007 11:57 AM CST would you take care of your parents when they get old
PILIPALA
PILIPALAPILIPALACardiff, South Glamorgan, Wales UK220 Threads 5,912 Posts
It depends if not they have ALZHEIMER if they did mo sorry i would not
Dec 5, 2007 1:35 PM CST would you take care of your parents when they get old
lilyy
lilyylilyyhereford, Hertfordshire, England UK50 Posts
I really have been thinking about this question lately. My father's health is not good and I live far from my parents. They were the most loving of parents when I was a child and I feel I owe them everything now that they are getting frail. I live far from them at the moment and realise that I need to move closer.

I have complete admiration for Denise and anyone who looks after their ageing parents!

Thanks for making us think about the question Manetho!
Dec 5, 2007 2:33 PM CST would you take care of your parents when they get old
zanteandy
zanteandyzanteandysurrey, Surrey, England UK37 Threads 368 Posts
yes i would i love my mum to bits
Dec 5, 2007 3:49 PM CST would you take care of your parents when they get old
anatoly
anatolyanatolyLondon, Greater London, England UK2 Threads 10 Posts
My Uncle (Dad's younger brother) is thinking of retiring from his job to take care of my Grandmother who is now 94. I don't know how he's gonna manage his family if he does so. But he has a lovely wife who willingly supports his decision.

I think if someone is blessed with a like minded life partner he can do lots of good deeds in this world.

Oh yes, I want to be like my Uncle.
Dec 6, 2007 10:09 AM CST would you take care of your parents when they get old
Deearthangel
DeearthangelDeearthangelNewcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear, England UK2 Threads 65 Posts
Thank you Lilyy for your kindness.

Your heart will tell you what is the right thing to do for you and your parents. PLEASE do not feel pressurised by ANYONE to do what you don't wish to. People have a knack of making others feel guilty when they don't know the full situation.

I moved from London to Newcastle a couple of years back and although my dad was greatly upset at not being able to see me every day, he was very happy for me and understood. I still managed to see him every Bank Holiday and work holidays and other weekends, we spoke on the phone most nights. He was happy that I was happy and I am sure your parents would feel the same for you because THEY LOVE YOU. My dad moved up here and I had him close for one year before he went to see the Angels - lucky man!!!

Love and Angel Blessings angel

Denise xx hug
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