Posted on | November 1, 2012 | Comments Off
Dear Short Answers:
My mom is quite old and has become quite a hypochondriac. She recites her so called “symptoms” every day. I want to say “duh, you’re old!” Can you think of a more compassionate response?
I’m No Saint
Dear No Saint:
Maybe she is just trying to tell you what it’s like to be old. Most of us have trouble hearing that but perhaps you could pre-empt the medical report by asking her how it feels to be her at this juncture. Maybe it will provoke a more philosophical response.