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Posts Tagged “emotions”

The Last Time I Was Mothered

Posted on July 31st, 2013 by Margit Novack
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I don’t understand mid-life orphans. They complain about caregiving responsibilities, and then, when their parents pass away, they lament about being orphans. They say they feel bereft, unmoored, devastated by life without parents. Don’t they realize how lucky they are? Having elderly parents is a privilege some of us never had.  If you’re a mid-life orphan, you’ve had the pleasure of […]

When Things Can’t be Mended

Posted on June 21st, 2013 by Margit Novack
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One of the most difficult aspects of packing is handling items that are already damaged or that have been previously repaired. These items are especially vulnerable to repeat damage. Sometimes, no matter how careful you are, these items break. Some clients are especially fragile, too. Like items that have been previously repaired, the stress of moving […]

Stop Warehousing Your Kids’ Stuff

Posted on May 7th, 2013 by Margit Novack
From www.movingsolutions.com | info@movingsolutions.com | 610-853-4300

Kobe Bryant’s mother is trying to auction off old high school stuff he left in her house, and Bryant is trying to stop her. Bryant contends that the things belong to him; his mom says he left them there and said he didn’t want them. She wants to use the $450,000 advance from the auction […]

How to Handle Family Criticism During the Holidays

Posted on December 21st, 2012 by Margit Novack
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“You know, some of Mom’s shirts are stained. You should take her shopping for some new clothes.” My brother, who comes in town twice a year, was full of suggestions. He didn’t have time to help with any of them, but he had lots of ideas about what I should be doing. When holidays roll around, you are surrounded […]

90% of Aunt Betty

Posted on November 4th, 2011 by Margit Novack
From www.movingsolutions.com | info@movingsolutions.com | 610-853-4300

“Margie Dear, I am moving and I need your help.” So began the call from my 91-year old Aunt Betty. Never mind that I have used my real name, Margit, for 38 years. To Aunt Betty, I will always be Margie.  Betty has buried three husbands, and her only daughter, my first cousin, died at […]