My parents are 87 years old. I am witnessing financial decisions they made earlier in their life that has put them in a time that could leave them without resources to pay for their funeral or to have a nice assisted living center. They may end up in a care center provided by the gov't after all assets are sold.
This is so hard to sever my emotions to their past, poor financial judgments. It makes me very anxious because I want to solve their problems.
I just wonder how others manage to keep themselves 'distanced' enough from the ones who they care for so that I can live my own life without their worries and stresses.