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  • deann-r

    September 11, 2019 at 12:29 pm

    Great column!  Yes, everyone is different, but sharing our stories shows all the various options out there.  Even though it’s sometimes difficult for our parents to take a step back, I think it’s kind of reassuring for them in the long run that if something happens to them you’ll be alright.

    It’s always difficult to take those first steps because it’s so easy to just keep things how they are.  It’s just not the same when someone new takes the reigns, and it can be frustrating.  In the end though it does give a person more independence.

    • kevin-schaefer

      September 11, 2019 at 4:35 pm

      Thank you! And yeah, taking those initial steps are tough, but ultimately worth it. If anyone out there is struggling with this area, I’m happy to talk.

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