You can choose your friends but not your family….so the saying goes. For some of us, family is fun and a joy to be around. For others, not so much. In either case, relationship dynamics with our parents and extended families can create pressure and stress on our marriage or relationship. Listen to today’s show to learn how to deal with family challenges and not let them negatively affect your relationship.
In this episode we discuss relationship advice topics that include:
- How to care for an aging parent in a productive way that does not negatively impact your relationship
- Compromising with both your partner and your parents in regards to each person’s needs
- Communicating with other family members in productive and meaningful ways. For example, balancing the work between siblings who care for an aging parent
- Feeding your relationship when dealing with an aging or needy parent
- And much more!
Linda Fodrini-Johnson, MA, MFT, CMC, has been a Professional Geriatric Care Manager and a Licensed Marriage Family Therapist for over 30 years. She is the Founder of Eldercare Services, a comprehensive Care Management, Counseling and Home Care Company and ran the very first Alzheimer’s Dementia Care program in the San Fransico East Bay area for 6 years. Linda is a past President of the National Association of Professional Geriatric Care Managers now called the Aging Life Care Association.
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