Your parents have always been self-sufficient but recently there have been indications that all is not well financially.
You’ve discovered that bills are not being paid and purchases and repairs are being put off. How can you help your
parents out without hurting their pride?
Chances are that if your parents are of a certain age, money matters weren’t discussed around the dinner table. You certainly didn’t talk about your family’s income or how much was paid for your house. Not only was this information deemed private, it was also considered impolite to talk about money. So, it’s not unusual when parents are not forthcoming about their financial situation. To determine if there is a problem, and the extent of it, will require both tact and patience.