Notes to Self: Daily Reminders

  • Overlook it. If you can't overlook it, forgive it.
  • It's their life.
  • If they want advice, they'll ask for it.
  • Keep up your own interests.
  • Be enthusiastic. It beats being critical.
  • It's better to be liked than right.
  • Let them treat you to something.
  • Keep good-housekeeping tips to yourself


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November 17, 2013


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Glad you brought up this topic. Persistence, persistence....can be really difficult to deal with. I've known people who block the persister's phone calls for a month or so - because that's the only way to set boundaries.


persistance can be, as you note, a boundary issue for parents of adult children. It's nagging taken to an even more annoying level. Time to sit back and keep to our side of the line.
thanks for commenting.

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