View Poll Results: Would you support your parents?

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  • Yes, because I want to

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  • Yes, because I feel obligated to

    6 9.23%
  • No, because I dont want to

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  • No, I am unable to (financially/poor relationship etc)

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    I do not have parents...
    But I do support my granny. I do all her shopping, cleaning, cooking and pay her bills.
    She lives at home and will continue too, but I go there every day.

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    My parents absolutel, in a heartbeat ... The out-laws hell would freeze before I would let dh sd live here with my kids after what he put dh thru. (he is narcisstic and I think a sociopath).

    But I did grow up with my nan living next door (she is 93 and still in her own home because of my parents) and my mum grew up with my aunty living next door. In both cases the elder became ill so land was bought and houses were built ... I can 100% imagine this happening one day with my parents

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    If the situation arose absolutely,
    Both grand parents and in laws (although maybe not fobs bio father, he has only come into fobs life 4 months ago so he is a stranger)

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    Absolutely, without a second thought, both Parentals and Inlaws.

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    My folks yep if we could, In laws, no way can't stand them.

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    Yes and yes

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    I did so with my mother.

    My mother developed early onset dementia. We knew something was wrong, but any time I took her to health professionals to try and get a diagnosis, she declined - and as an adult that was her right.

    I cared for her completely (both financially and physically) for twelve months. (She had no income and no motivation. She wouldn't comply with the process of applying to Centrelink for a benefit, nor would she do any self care (such as meals or even basic hygene). The hygene issue was the biggest problem, as she was plain obstinate when I tried to insist she take a shower or clean her teeth. I was able to wash her bedsheets, but she complained every time.)

    Finally, after twelve months, my brother came from overseas and used the fact he was only in Australia for weeks to leverage getting her diagnosed. The hospital refused to release her back to my care and I had to take them to court to get them to do so - but this took six months, by which point she was institutionalised, so it didn't work out. And I had to put her into a nursing home instead.

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    As for my father, I seem to be continually picking up the pieces for him also but it has gotten to the point where I've said "no more" to financially bailing him out. I still support him practically and emotionally however.

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    Yes... without question. Even if I had to lock my dad up and gag him to stop him arguing with me!

    Without my parents, or in laws. I would have nothing that I have today.

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    We do. We moved in with mum almost two years back after my step dad walked out. She could no longer afford the rent for a house he wanted to move into to accommodate his children from his first marriage that didn't regularly come over due to his lack of interest in them.

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    Yep.


 

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