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Favorite Stories from Life Admin Talks: Aging-Parents Admin

When we see life admin, we begin to see our loved ones better.

Yesterday, after I gave a talk about life admin, I had the kind of conversation that makes me happy I wrote the book that led me to that event.

The conversation went something like this.

A man, we’ll call him George, said that he’d found my talk really helpful.

I nodded appreciatively. “I’m glad to hear it.”

George continued. “My sister and I take care of a lot of things for my mother. And my sister will say, ‘Can you make that call?’”