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Question: My parents (mid 70s) refuse to move from their old farm house in order to be closer to us. There are no family members living near them, and we live 300 miles away. The more we talk, the angrier they get. My mother hung up on me three times in the past week. How can we convince them to move?
Answer: Back off! The more pressure you put on them, the angrier and even more entrenched in their feelings they will get. I can't blame them — for a number of reasons.
First, they are still young, and you mention no illnesses or specific handicaps.
Second, they are apparently mentally competent and have a legal right to do what they want (in this case live where they are).