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Posted by PG
on July 28, 2000 at 03:17:21:
In Reply to: Re: Nosey Neighbor posted by alone999 on June 26, 2000 at 17:05:55:
: It makes me angry when I hear about other peoples nosiness on the lives of a care-giver who is already dealing with too much.
: I usually tell people "if they walked a millimeter in my shoes....".
: I personally have tried the aggressive response but ultimately the one that will reach them is the one that affects them intellectually(if they have any), or show them a slice of your life, so that they can at least see how frustrating it is. you'll have to analyse the woman in question to get the appropriate response - even though you probably feel like saying "p#ss off and get a life"
: wishing you strength
I read your message and was outraged at this neighbor with no life. Tell her to 'mind her own barn." (Just Kidding) I don't know the ramifications of what she is doing, but you could try this. Invite her over for coffee to meet your mother. Become friends with her and tell her since she is so concerned. maybe she would like to help out like reading to your mother or spending time doing something your mother may enjoy. Maybe you could turn her into a friend instead of a foe. I have no idea what she is like, but this is just a suggestion. Let me know what happens. Or, you could find her in a situation that could be takend out of context and use it against her!! Tell her to simmer down! I am sure if they do an investigation or whatever you will be free and clear of her accusations. Good luck, I have been there and know that caregiving is rewarding but challenging at the same time. PG
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