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Kimber

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I am a stroke survivor. 57 yr old female, married and retired. My 79 year old father had a stroke back in September 2016. Since both my brothers, 58 and 54, still work I agreed to stay with my father till he recovers. I live 5.5 hours away. Both my brothers live 2 miles from my dad. My husband requested at least one week a month with him. My brothers agreed with allowing me one week a month off. Oldest brother had FMLA paperwork filled out from work, youngest brother stated he didn't need it. Now when ever I give them dates that I will be going home, they complain to dad. Dad gets upset, and feels like a burden.
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Christa4

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Yes, I'd say you need to vent. What are you considering for that week off that you need? What are you doing for yourself during the time you are with your dad?
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Deborah

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I can understand this! We have had My MIL for the past 5 years with only one week off. Her daughter, who lives 5.5 hours away, stayed with her that one week. I do love My MIL. I just resent the fact that we are the only ones to care for her. She is 85, has dementia, and talks and fusses with her dead husband. The latest was that he wanted one of her dresses for his new wife. (My MIL, but when she was real young.
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