Distant Care-giving can Cause Sibling Issues

caregiver support for aging parents

When a family is faced with caring for an aging loved one, it is not uncommon for the issues of money and inheritance to create tension among siblings.

Disagreements are inevitable, but they do not have to mar relationships forever. It is important to acknowledge that families have problems and that everyone comes from a less-than-perfect family.

Sibling relationships are often the longest of our lives, lasting 80 years or more. And while several research studies reveal that up to 45 percent of adults have an emotionally charged or distant relationship with a sibling, the caregiving dynamic can either polarize relationships or bond siblings closer together.

With that in mind, consider the following tips to help you and your siblings find a new and improved way to interact and to face caregiving as a team.

Try to let go of the