Talking to Elderly Parents is Fine...... it is my Sister!
Talking to my elderly parents is fine....we have communicated well for ages...it is my sister that is the issue, as she is the full spirit of a drama queen. There is always something about the care of our parents that sets her off. My husband says he believes that this is a cause of feeling guilty about not being around much (she lives about 45 minutes away). She is trying to raise her son and date around so she keeps busy so much so that she comes by for a visit only about once a month. But when shows up...WOW what a whirl wind of negative comments and "should have done this and that".
Our Dad was a teacher and Mom was around the home for most of our lives, until she got a part-time job to help them save for retirement. Dad seems to stay even keel when she is there and reassures my sister that everything is all right, but man, do I get an ear full when they are out of ear shot. Per my husband, I have been planning to quit taking the guff from her for sometime, and he is right I have been putting up with it, but no more.....