“Freeloading” or Caregiving?

“Freeloading” or Caregiving? | Carolyn Parr

Sibling fights are often rooted in untested mind-reading. Here’s an example of how to work your way to peace through a minefield of negative assumptions. Case Study:

Janet suspects her brother Marshall may be taking advantage of their mom, whom Marshall lives with. Janet lives in another state. Janet requests a full disclosure of Mom’s bank account and other assets. Shouldn’t Marshall be paying rent? she wonders. Is he buying his own groceries or eating Mom’s? Is he using Mom’s credit to his advantage?

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