You’ve been single all of your life and are now questioning this decision. You see others needing care and they have immediate family. You don’t and aren’t sure what you’ll do. This is the main reason why it’s important to maintain relationships with friends and extended family. The time to do this is throughout life, not when you need help and it’s too late to re-establish broken relationships. I work with many families who have not maintained relationships and when care is needed the situation is stressful and emotional. Maintaining connections with friends and extended family takes work and with today’s electronic media communication is all the more impersonal. Find a way to keep in touch that fits with your style and do it now, before it’s too late.

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About Pamela Wilson

PAMELA D. WILSON, MS, BS/BA, NCG, CSA helps caregivers and aging adults solve caregiving problems and manage caregiving needs through online programs, live support groups, and an extensive caregiving library that includes articles, podcasts, videos, and webinars.