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Death of Parents

June Haynes: What Money and Power Can't Buy

June Haynes | Posted 07.30.2013 | Women
June Haynes

There were mornings when I would wake up not knowing what city I was in, and if it weren't for the hotel wake-up calls to remind me of where in the world I was, my life could have been torn from a page of the illustrated classic, Where's Waldo?

November Is National Family Caregivers Month: The Personal Is Political

Janet Mason | Posted 01.26.2013 | Healthy Living
Janet Mason

The Obama administration has declared that November is National Family Caregivers Month. The proclamation declares that family member, friends and neighbors dedicate countless hours providing care to their relatives and loved ones.

Dying Parent: Woman Makes Decision About Visiting Abusive Father In Hospice

Lisa Belkin | Posted 01.15.2013 | Fifty
Lisa Belkin

A few weeks ago, a reader who we called "SH" wrote to ask advice from readers about whether to go visit her dying father. He had been abusive to her mother throughout a 20-year-marriage, she wrote, and had cut all ties with his children back when SH was still in her teens. She just made her decision.

Does She Have To Say Good-Bye To A Dying Parent Who Was Abusive?

Lisa Belkin | Posted 12.18.2012 | Fifty
Lisa Belkin

A reader wrote to me at 3 a.m. the other day. Her father, an abusive parent, is in hospice in Florida, about 1,300 miles from her home. To scrape together the funds for travel, and miss work for the days she is away, would leave her destitute, she says. Should she visit him before he dies?

The Dailiness of Life

Ellie Monahan | Posted 08.14.2012 | Impact
Ellie Monahan

So while I won't be able to celebrate Father's Day with a card for my Dad, a tie he may never wear or a hamburger he's grilled, I will think of him this Sunday. And I will be thinking of dads everywhere, knowing my father's death has saved perhaps more than a few lives.