We recently had to sell our boat but my husband won't stop looking for it. How do I get him past this, I've tried everything I know.

4

Have more questions and don't know where to turn?


Join our community and get access to monthly support calls, an online chat forum for questions, and even monthly 1:1 calls with Rachael! CLICK HERE for more information.

Hi! Thanks for writing in!

I wouldn’t even bother trying to get him “past” it, because he’s not going to remember that it’s gone. When he does hear it’s gone, he’s going to be upset. I would do this: tell him it’s in the shop being fixed, but you’ll have it back soon. Chances are good that this excuse will work most days. If he presses the issue, “It’s been a week and the boat isn’t back yet!” (Which I doubt) – pretend to call the mechanic working on it. You can even start blaming this “mechanic” for your problems. You aren’t putting the blame on yourself for selling it, and your husband won’t be upset that it’s gone. It’s only “temporary,” and that should help.

Liked it? Take a second to support Rachael Wonderlin on Patreon!
Become a patron at Patreon!

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Rachael Wonderlin is an internationally-recognized dementia care expert and consultant. She has a Master’s in Gerontology and is the author of three published books with Johns Hopkins University Press. Rachael owns Dementia By Day, a dementia care consulting and education company.

16 things poster
Get the FREE “16 Things” poster!

You're not alone!

Get personal support from Rachael and connect with other Caregivers when you join our community.

16 Things I Would Want If I Got Dementia

Get the FREE “16 Things” poster for your personal use—or better yet—your dementia care community’s staff break room!

I wrote this poem years ago, but to date, it’s the most popular piece I’ve ever created.


When you sign up, you’ll also get access to Rachael’s weekly newsletter so that you can get her top tips, links to new content as soon as it’s released, and special offers directly in your inbox! We’ll never sell your information, and you can unsubscribe at any time.

16 things poster
Shopping Cart

Have questions?

Book a Dementia Detective
call and talk to a DBD expert!