"The daughters are both in their early fifties; their mother, widowed early in her marriage, is fiercely proud of her success as a single mother. “They’re always offering to do this, do that, and do the other thing, and it just drives me crazy,” she said. “It tells me that they think I’m not competent.” As a result, she’s stopped telling them when she really does have a problem."
Claire Berman from The Atlantic on:
There’s a fine line between caring and controlling—but older adults and their grown children often disagree on where it is.