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Caring for Aging Parents Impacts Career

When a parent has a terminal illness, or has a homecare crisis, or simply needs your help, it can mean for some daughters and sons flying to another city and away from career and immediate life commitments.   In todays high pressure work environments there can be guilt about feeling inadequate in both helping parents and meeting career expectations.    For every understanding boss or flexible work environment, there are other environments where helping aging parents impacts career advancement, opportunities and reputation.     There are no standard answers, or easy solutions.

See below an article written by Rosanna Fay for The Atlantic that chronicles her struggles balancing a demanding executive career as a co-founder with helping her terminally ill parents.