I remember a classic Smothers Brothers comedy bit from their TV show in the 60’s (uhh, yes…that would be the 1960’s) when I was a teen, in which Tommy turns to his brother Dick and utters what came to be one of those ubiquitous catch-phrases of the era… “Mom always liked you best…” Now that I, and my generation, find ourselves in the roles of taking care of our moms and dads its fascinating how family dynamics can come back into play as we navigate the territory of caring for our elderly loved ones.
Providing care for your parents can be complicated. When your brothers and sisters are also involved, caregiving can become even more complex. While your siblings can be enormously helpful and your best support, they can also be a source of stress. This article, “Caregiving With Your Siblings” is choked full of helpful tips for avoiding a scenario today in which you hear yourself, or one of your brothers or sisters, uttering something along the lines of… “Mom always liked you best”!