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Subject:  Re: helping my mom retire Date:  1/28/2008  1:50 PM
Author:  pauleckler Number:  1216 of 1845

Evelyn your mom is headed for Social Security and or welfare.

There is very little you can do about it. People who do not want to be helped cannot be protected from themselves--unless you are willing to have her declared incompetent. And that sounds unlikely.

So try not to worry about it. Try to throw her a lifeline once in a while, but she is an adult free to live her own life. There is little you can do about it.

Frankly we hear this all the time. But it still comes down to if you can't get your children to do what they should do, you don't have much hope of getting your parents to do what they should.

All you can do is standby and try to help when the situation presents itself. Otherwise, try not to worry. It is not your problem to worry about.
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