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Season 2 Episode 11: Boundaries

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Boundaries: The Importance of Honest Communication

Between Parents and Their Adult Children

Mary is back this week, and the mother-daughter duo discuss setting boundaries within a caregiver/patient relationship, particularly as it pertains to the parent/adult child relationship. Alex & Mary give unique perspectives through their own experiences in their respective roles.


Episode Highlights

  • Welcome back [0:40]

  • Boundaries [1:20]

  • Call to hear from parents of adult children [1:50]

  • Single adult children [2:13]

  • Advocate at appointments [2:54]

  • A daughter knows [6:55]

  • A mama’s job [7:12]

  • What will the doctor think? [8:0]

  • CoVid has changed everything [9:05]

  • Future interview [10:05]

  • Empathy for CoVid patients and their families [10:22]

  • Pregnancy and birth during CoVid 11:10]

  • Alex’s extensive surgical history [12:00]

  • Recovery from surgery [13:25]

  • Who takes care of the dog? [14:25]

  • Visitors after surgery [16:20]

  • Allow for a buffer [17:55]

  • Honest communication [18:50]

  • Make a plan before you need it [20:04]

  • Dealing with visitors [20:30]

  • Important break for caregiver [21:20]

  • Mama loves a hospital gift shop! [22:35]

  • Parents can learn a lot, too [23:50]

  • In the news! [25:03]

  • Communication is key [25:55]

  • Understand boundaries before you need them [26:40]

  • Thanks for listening! [27:05]5]

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