Ep 21 Surrogate Spouse, Surrogate Savior (Part 1)

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"You are not equipped to give your parents the love and care they needed and did not get from their own caregivers and partner," says Hatty J. Lee, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist.

Many of us have felt tremendous pressure to listen to our parents' marital problems, to protect them from loneliness or worthless feelings, to give them grandchildren for their legacy. Sometimes it seems like obligation, duty, or even pity.

Where do these feelings and thoughts come from? What happens when we live as a surrogate spouse, as a surrogate savior?

Hatty and I do a deep dive into this hot topic that affects so many of us. Join the conversation!

Follow Hatty on Instagram @hattyjlee or visit her website: www.oakandstonetherapy.com

Follow Roy on Instagram @newlegacycounseling or visit his website: www.newlegacycounseling.com

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