Thank you so much for your very timely post on not telling Mom we sold her house. I recently sold my Mother’s house after she has been in an A/L facility for almost two years. It took me that long to get past the feelings of guilt and betrayal. But now…what DO I tell her when (in a coherent moment) she asks about her house? And what do I say if an uncooperative family member or unknowing friend or ex-neighbor mentions it to her?

I would say, “The house is fine,” because that’s true: it IS fine. I would talk to uncooperative people and explain that her reality is her reality. If this means that you need to reassure her that you still own the house, you can also do that!

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