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A funny thing happens when you become an adult. You finally start to realize that your parents are real humans, flaws and all. Also, just because you’re not a kid anymore doesn’t mean that there won’t be any challenges in your relationship with your aging parents. Family is family, and there is always opportunity for conflict as well as growth.

Perhaps your parents still treat you like a child, assuming you need assistance when you don’t. Maybe they need their own support as they age, and you find it challenging to be the caretaker or decision maker. Even as an adult, you might vacillate between wanting your parents to nurture and care for you and wanting them to treat you like an independent adult.

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Creating a Healthy Relationship With Your Parents
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