Taking care of elderly parents can present challenges for many families, especially when it comes to the point where they can no longer drive. "I've driven since I was 12 and a half years old. The Sheriff and them had to overlook it because my dad died and my mother couldn't drive," said 85-year-old Laverne Wright.
6. Don't ask your parents to help straighten out your latest personal or financial crisis. While you may depend on their emotional support, relying too much upon their resources, rather than your own, can lead to mutual resentment, says Dr. Tessina. So get used to solving your problems, big or small, on your own.