Whether they were caught off guard or they’ve been expecting their parents to divorce for years, many adult children are rocked to the core when it actually happens. Family therapists Carol Hughes and Bruce Fredenburg have written a book called Home Will Never Be the Same Again. They did it because, in their experience, few people recognize the impact divorce can have on adult children. In this episode of the Catching Health podcast, the authors offer a useful guide for so-called adult children of gray divorce.
In 1998, Simone Colwill was diagnosed with Crohn’s disease — a chronic inflammatory disease of the intestines. At the time, she had a two-year-old and a three and a half-year-old and was expecting her third child. Over the years, she was in and out of the hospital, which was always hard on the children. She tried to find a book that […]
By Kate Fallon, a licensed clinical professional counselor at Ageless Journeys. Kate also teaches the Savvy Caregiver program at Southern Maine Agency on Aging. Even if you don’t have children of your own, it isn’t hard to imagine how difficult it can be to ask your children for help. Parents spend many years raising and nurturing children, providing […]
By Kate Fallon, a licensed clinical professional counselor at Ageless Journeys. She also teaches the Savvy Caregiver program at Southern Maine Agency on Aging. Have you had moments of frustration, wanting to help your aging parents in some way only to find they refuse you? It can be very frustrating to meet with resistance. You likely find yourself […]