Growing up your parents...
May 30, 2008 3:13pm CST
Has anyone else had to expenience this? I'm not talking about parents who need care for some health reason. I"m talking about parents who appear to be adults but are completely ignorant of life. My parents have gotten a divorce after 37 years of marriage and in the midst of that my mother came to stay with me until it was final as she had plans to move to another state after. I've had to talk her through everything; although I did minimize talking about the specific of the divorce. But I mean everything. How to set up bank accounts and how they work, how to move things from one place to another, storage, how to handle money, to get copies of everything, how to read paperwork. She can even cook now. I even taught her how to get mad. (She threw a tantrum today that I was rather proud of, even if it was a bit late in coming.) Even my father is learning that you can't lie. You get found out and the consequenses can be dreadful. He is also learning about banking and legalities of life. I have found all this to be very stressful. How normal is this to have to teach your parents so much?