Do’s and Don’ts for Caregivers at the Holiday Dinner Table - #5
Don’t say: “You should visit more often.”
As many of us can attest, guilt is a powerful motivator. But it also creates unpleasant feelings. Even if the brothers do come back before the next holiday, they will do so reluctantly — fearful that they’ll get another guilt-inducing lecture. In the end, they will find reasons to stay away.