My Dads Wife

by Susan
(Florida)

My Dad remarried (in 2000)after my Mom died in 1995 at the age of 79. My problem is the woman he married is a very private person who dislikes having anyone around, therefore making it difficult to help and or care for them.


My Dad now at the age of 90 needs help rehabbing his leg strength in order for them to work. I hadn't seen either of them for 8 weeks & I'm shocked he couldn't walk...He has called and asked me to come help with rehab (I'm a retired RN) but trying to get through to his wife, who at one time famous, that they need someone to help them and family support is very important for them both...Anyone have any suggestions??

I feel like I'm walking on broken glass and very tired of hearing how his wife is a very private person...Which has gotten both of them into this situation..My Dad was always a social person & very active in the family business until his wife wanted to move away to "her home" which is at least 5-6 hr flight from family. They don't do anything social nor stimulating..Our Dad stopped walking because she doesn't like being alone, hence our current situation...Help!

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Kinda Same Boat
by: Anonymous

I hear your plight.

My father remarried at age 85 and his new wife is also a "private" person who only likes to socialize with 'her family". my father is still okay, he can drive and had his mind, but I don't trust this lady.

Plus I can't tell him my opinion of her because he'll go and tell her. He was like that with my mother. I would suggest to go on ahead and help him

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