Question to “The Ethicist,” New York Times Magazine, October 9, 2022, p. 16.
Yes, you are. Because your mother looked after the insufferable you for many years.
Caring for our aging parents is no easy feat. But this daughter is missing a tremendously rewarding opportunity for growth — selflessness found during the last precious time in her mother’s life.
However, the daughter was willing to adopt the mom’s cats but mom objected. Cats are easier to care for than mothers. And cats seem to hang tough with mom when no one else will.