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How Do You Manage Relationships With Your Children?

Marlene Geiser

Posted on April 17, 2018 16:57

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I have been communicating with my daughter via e-mail for some time now. Many of her messages have been very inspirational. Something odd happened today, and I wanted to share my confusion with the readers of The Latest.

At my time of life, there are weeks when health problems can be extremely difficult. This was one of such weeks for me, and I felt fearful as I am prone to do.

I have been communicating with my daughter via e-mail for a while now, and she has been sending me some very inspirational messages. This morning, I received another of these, and it was a video done by Will Smith that dealt with not letting fear affect your life in a negative way. I was so impressed with it that I wrote the following poem that I would like to share. It is called, "Fear Is The Enemy."

"If you are frightened nothing can be. It is a message we all have to see. When we let fear stand in the way, that's when pain will stay. Just keep on trying and you can succeed. These are the words we all have to heed. Life can seem awful and we feel alone. But letting it stay is a choice that we own. No one can answer because you're the one who only can choose what has to be done. Stop turning outward for what you should do. You only can find what is true. Learning is something we do every day, but first we must choose to put fear away. Trust in your instincts and they will provide what you need to learn that's somewhere inside."

Her response was that there would be no more e-mails for the rest of the week, and this truly confused me. I called her and said that I have no objections to one of my children calling to ask how I am doing, and explaining that it had been a very difficult week for me health wise.

How do you maintain a relationship at a distance with one of your children? As I just indicated, I did try calling and saying that I wasn't feeling well this week and that the message she sent had been helpful to me. I am predisposed to getting fearful these days when I am not feeling well. I don't want to bother my children with my problems, and don't.

My question remains, how does one continue a good relationship with their children when for some reason you always seem to be doing the wrong thing from their perspective? It seemed that we were enjoying a re-birth of our "friendship" via the e-mails we have been sharing, and now I am entirely up a tree. Should I be calling her?

If anyone who reads this article has ideas that might help me to learn something I have missed, I would appreciate hearing from them in a response.

Perhaps you have run into similar issues with your children. I use the word only to indicate that she is one of my three offspring, a woman in her fifties. I can't understand what I apparently am doing wrong asking for a reply via e-mail.

Marlene Geiser

Posted on April 17, 2018 16:57

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