Grieving father emotionally blackmails daughter

A mother's death is made more difficult because reader's father won't assist with a number of duties. The overwhelming emotions amount to blackmail.



March 31, 2020 - 9:59 AM

Dear Carolyn: My mom passed away a couple of months ago. My dad made it clear he would not be part of the cleaning-out process. I live in the same city as my parents, while my two sisters live on the other coast. My dad is also planning on selling the house in the near future.

I’m overwhelmed. Cleaning out my mom’s closet has been an emotional process, and some days I can clean for just 15 minutes, then I need a break. Any advice? I’m working against my dad’s timeline of selling the house. — Feeling Overwhelmed 

Feeling Overwhelmed: I’m so sorry for your loss.

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