When explaining just makes YOU feel better

My siblings and I are at a impasse, we keep trying to explain to them what is going on and why the cars were disabled.

Logic on someone who has lost the ability to reason doesn’t work. We keep trying the same things and expecting different results.

We learned our mom is telling people, probably anyone who will listen, we are bad children. We are working very hard to ensure their safety and help them lead the life they told us they wanted to lead.

They won’t accept any help if it is not to do exactly what they say. They keep asking to have their cars back and insisting they are legal to drive.

It’s heartbreaking.

We feel battered and wounded.

But we will keep moving forward. Impelled.

If you are feeling the same frustration, I think you will find this article instructive.

4 comments on “When explaining just makes YOU feel better

  1. […] issues erupted and we would try to explain the situation — I finally concluded Explaining Just Makes You Feel Better – it didn’t help the situation and usually created more problems and arguments. In […]

  2. […] Explaining only creates more confusion Layered with the lack of short-term memory, the idea that logic will prevail tripped me up initially. I will explain something once, then work to redirect the conversation. […]

  3. […] tried both of these tactics. My mom would refute or deny examples. She continued to do this with the doctors when they would tell her she had a stroke and later when […]

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