Role Reversal in Retirement by Marjorie

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Mother-DaughterAn addition to your thoughtful response as to being a mom in retirement.  It is a lovely time to now share with adult children what you have been doing for them all these years.  They can now also be your support, listening ear, and an expert for you in the things they are experts in like electronics.  It can be a wonderful sharing time if you are willing to not always be the one who knows the most, and gives the most.  They gain from having a chance to do the same for you and to recognize as they go through the sometimes difficult and exhausting parts of parenting that you did it for them. Then you are likely to get special “thanks” for having been a parent for them.

One of our daughters who had made the difficult decision to only have one child said it was easier to make…

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