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How do I get to know my parents as people?

After seeing and reading about the death of parents, one of the biggest regrets seems to be not knowing them better. I have a cordial but distance relationship from my parents and while I don't ever see us being BFFs, I would like to know them better as people and their life. How do I do this, considering I live 6 states away? [more inside]
posted by lpcxa0 on Mar 26, 2014 - 21 answers

 

i am a terrible human being

Yesterday was mothers day. I sent her a card/flowers and called. I completely forgot about both of my grandmothers who are the most wonderful loving caring people. Argh, I feel terrible. what should i do? if you were them, what would you want? send a card and call? thanks.
posted by seesom on May 13, 2013 - 22 answers

Hoarders: Crazy cat lady edition!

Mom is a hoarder; house is making her sick. Adult children worried about her and grossed out. What can we do or say to her that might help? Snowflakes inside... Tl;dr: What, if anything, can be done or said to reign this situation in? [more inside]
posted by jrobin276 on Feb 25, 2013 - 19 answers

So. Assuming we can't reanimate Rod Serling and invite him over.

What should I get my mom for her birthday? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 21, 2012 - 23 answers

How do single income families afford health insurance?

How do single income families afford health insurance? [more inside]
posted by NotSoSimple on Feb 24, 2012 - 26 answers

I need to explain depression to people with no working understanding of it

Help me explain depression to my well meaning (I think) but clueless friends and family. Looking for an article or a blog that I can direct them to. [more inside]
posted by tulip-socks on Jan 13, 2012 - 25 answers

How did you decide to have one parent stay home was the best situation?

How did you decide to have one parent stay home was the best situation? [more inside]
posted by NotSoSimple on Jan 5, 2012 - 29 answers

How does one push away from parental control while still maintaining a close emotional relationship?

How do i preserve my relationship with my mother while still making decisions she doesn't approve of? [more inside]
posted by becomingly on Apr 26, 2011 - 33 answers

So...how about them Bears?

I need to start calling my mom more often. We are not close. We are both bad at small talk. What the heck do we talk about? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 18, 2010 - 31 answers

Help me make up Mothers Day!

Help me give my wife a great mother's day present. [more inside]
posted by doorsfan on Jun 14, 2010 - 11 answers

Arrggghhh!

Stressed out only grown up child of an on again/off again ill Mom. Is my extended family helping or hurting me? Lots [more inside]
posted by phox on Feb 16, 2010 - 7 answers

Please help me reply to my mom's email concerning Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD)

My mom sent me an email today acknowledging for the very first time (that I am aware of) that she experiences symptoms of Autism Spectrum Disorder. I would like to write the best response that I can to her, with some links or information about possible next steps. I don't want to screw this up, please help me help her! [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 30, 2009 - 8 answers

Moms who work far away from home

Any married Moms out there took a job in another city or state because you need a job and there was nothing available in your profession locally? I am assuming that you come home on weekends. What are the ages of your kids? How does family life work? How is it working out financially--renting a house/apartment, paying for two households--is it worth it? How does the hubby deal with it? [more inside]
posted by sandra194 on Jun 25, 2009 - 7 answers

Mom loves Christmas, but the whole family can't afford it this year...

My sister and I want to do a gift-free Christmas. What rules should we set? And how do we break the news to our mom? She's big on bargain hunting and spoiling us, so we're sure she's not going to take this well. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 25, 2008 - 16 answers

Mom needs to take care of herself more. Help me help her.

Caretaker (mom) almost completely neglects her personal health and life goals to help chronically ill but stable (dad). Her health is now declining. How do I help her understand that she needs to take better care of herself? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 24, 2007 - 9 answers

How to stop a trainwreck

How do i convince my mother to change her life? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 2, 2005 - 12 answers

How can I be nicer to mom?

Help me be nicer to my mother. [more inside]
posted by CunningLinguist on Aug 1, 2005 - 24 answers

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