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How do you feel when you see your parents getting older? I see them once a year as they live far and it makes me sad to see them getting older and less able to do things on their own.

GSM
a month ago
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davey184
davey184a month ago

My parents are both dead. My mom when was I was ten years old of a heart attack. She had my birthday present wrapped as it was a week untill my 11th Birthday in 1980 and I then cared for my father for ten years during the 90's, while my four siblings left me to it and left home. Enough said.

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dawarwick
dawarwicka month ago

I feel more nostalgic than sad. Growing old is inevitable but time doesn’t erase memories

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BORDERJOE
BORDERJOEa month ago

I think I feel pretty much the same ...nostalgic but also, for me a little regret and frustration at how we could have been a closer family.

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Lynibis
Lynibisa month ago

I don't have any parents alive but I do feel sad at getting old myself. Things I used to do with ease are now problematic even though I am generally in good health. I worry constantly about the time when I am too feeble to do much at all and do not want to be a burden to my family.

I feel as if I am on a countdown to death because the years in the bank are being spent at an alarmingly fast rate. The account seems full for younger people but so many of my peers feel like me, time seems to accelerate the older you get.

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jigsawx3x
jigsawx3xa month ago

I'm very grateful I still have both my parents still here with me at 54 I care full time for them both my dad has alzimers and my mum is 92 this month but just come outta hospital they are my world and I couldn't imagine life without them so feel very lucky

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lilyflower
lilyflowera month ago

I never thought about them getting older and I never thought about my age, after all I still had a Nana and I was 49. All that changed in 9 months 2015/16 when 3 of my 'wrinklies' decided to leave us, Dad the fittest went first, no time to say goodbye, then Nana followed by Mother in Law. Mam was with us for another 4 years but only in body as she had PSP. Now I'm the eldest in the family but don't always feel my age.

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cjevans
cjevansa month ago

I don't get on with my Dad but I do look at him getting older and still working 10+ hours a day, makes me feel awful. Although we're not close anymore, if I had the money I'd buy him a new van and equipment, hate to see him still struggling

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Nadiaparveen
Nadiaparveena month ago

Definitely. I lost my dad when I was a kid so it's always been me and my mum along with my siblings. My mother has always been my Dad and Mum in one and a complete role model. I wish I can give her the world and take on any of her burdens. I guess you have to make the most of your time with loved ones .. so when you look back you can smile because of all times together and feel proud because that person was your mother ❤️ Ofcourse, the young can die unexpectedly early too. When I used to go college everyday before heading out, I would kiss my mother on her cheek and tell her that I love her even though she was half asleep 🤣.. I would tell her that with life you never have anything guaranteed ... I can potentially die in crash but atleast this way my last words were of love ❤️

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tara73ziva
tara73zivaa month ago

I lost my mam last year and she was not that old and my grandma who was my dad mother’s but I now see my dad getting older and it’s sad 😞 but I suppose we are all getting older

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Leannexxx
Leannexxxa month ago

Honestly no I lose my mum 13 years ago got no grandparents so its just my dad and I just enjoy spending time with him taking my kids to see him

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charlottegardie
charlottegardiea month ago

Yes I feel sad and scared as only got my dad. My mum died suddenly of sepsis and multiple organ failure. My dads my best friend it scares me him getting older

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ClaireF1978
ClaireF1978a month ago

My parents are 70 and I can't say I've noticed much change in them in the last few years. My dad still works in a very physical job and is fitter than any of us! I feel like they must see me getting older though. I barely recognise myself in pictures from 5 years ago and I swear my children are making me go grey!

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MelissaLee1963
MelissaLee1963a month ago

My father is dead and my husband died last year so my mum albeit quite old is my best mate . It will tear me asunder when she dies.

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Ann1984
Ann1984a month ago

I have no older relatives left grandparents parents all gone by time I hit 30. I never had close relationship with either so didn’t bother me my family is what I have built in my 4 walls.

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Sarahvwomble
Sarahvwomblea month ago

Yes , I cared for mum from 1981 till 2017 when she died ,she didn't seem old even through had poor health but my dad is starting to age of course and it's sad and frightening

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RegularComper90
RegularComper90a month ago

Both of my parents are alive and well (albeit getting on a bit). They are both in a healthy conidition for the most part and my mother is particualrly very mobile. I suppose I do get the odd moment where I feel a little sad knowing that they aren't getting any younger. But for the most part, I am generally happy that they are getting older because some people don't get the chance to experience old age. When the time eventually comes I will think of them as being in a much better place.

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eyeballkerry
eyeballkerrya month ago

I see my mum most days and we go walking together for about an hour, she is 82. We have great chats and can talk about anything. My dad lives an hour away and I hardly see him which is sad.

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Sammycb
Sammycba month ago

I've watched my parents rapidly go downhill in the past 18 months and it scares me what's ahead for them. None of us are here for a long time so what time we have left we need to make the most of.

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stevea808
stevea808a month ago

I feel very sad to see my mum suffering every day, she has lung cancer and in so much pain. The worst thing is I can't do anything to help her with the pain.

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