Taking care of parents
November 14, 2006 5:44am CST
What would you do?Do you think it's your responsibility to take care of them and compromise on other aspects of your life? Or do you think that you would be able to give them better security in their old age by making more money and giving them all the comforts of life and being able to meet them on and off?
21 Nov 06
Yes, I feel the same as you. I would love for my mother to come and stay with us. But the truth is I can't provide the same luxuries that she is used to. I'd rather she is happy staying at home and send her money that she can use as she please. But of course, she is physically able to take care of herself and is happy the way she is.
21 Nov 06
I personally think so too. But sometimes, it so happens that you might not be in a position to stay along with them or have them stay with you and they might be better off at an old age home. Let's say you don't make enough money and having them stay with you would make them feel like a burden especially if you work really hard to make both ends meet. You get a good opportunity far away from where you stay and can make more money if you compromise on certain luxuries in life. Would you feel it's then better to leave then safe and happy in their own place or an old age home where they will be well taken care of and you can visit them when possible? Or do you feel that money isn't a criteria and you would still want to physically look after them?