I feel bad leaving grandma?
Long story short I have lived with my grandparents my entire 25 years. 2 years ago my grandfather was diagnosed with stage 4 prostate cancer. He just entered into hospice yesterday. I was offered an amazing job about 3 hours from where I live now. I am moving this weekend. My grandmother has been guilting me the past 3 weeks about how she is goIng to be alone and how I should reconsider. Am I making the wrong choice?
Asked By: Me - 2/16/2012
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"guilting" is not a word. You are not responsible for caring for your grandparents. Your PARENTS are. You must consider yourself and your own life right now. Have a polite day. Etiquette takes over where laws end.
Answered By: wyomugs - 2/16/2012
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You have to move on at some point and dont let others hold you back. I think you are doing the right thing just call her every now and then and make sure you visit often.
Answered By: Brittany - 2/16/2012
That's a super tough one. I'm sure you love them but, should you delay your life waiting for theirs to, well, run out? I'm sure she loves you too & will eventually be able to accept it. Sometimes, you have to do what is hard to get what you want out of life.
Answered By: Anna Marie - 2/16/2012
No, you are not making the wrong decision. You are growing up. Your grandmother is feeling some grief that you will be leaving. She also will have to rearrange her life a lot when you and her husband are gone. This is a rather large issue for her, and it should not be minimized. With no one to care for in the... More
Answered By: drslowpoke - 2/16/2012
This may sound crazy...but why not take your grandmother with you to your new place at first? At this stage in life, she may feel ripped apart and want support, especially with her husband in hospice. Take her wtih you for the first week or so, go to visit your grandpa, and let her stay there then (if she wants). This... More
Answered By: hellojello - 2/16/2012
Your grandmother is about to loose the two most important people in her life, her husband and her cherished granddaughter. Of course she is upset and probably overwhelmed by the prospect. Wouldn't you be? It is unfortunate that your new job came along at this particular time. You must go because this is the beginning... More
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