Scenario: An 85 year old woman is in a nursing home. She has 4 adult children, 15 grandchildren, and 2 great-grandchildren.
It is a holiday but she is mostly alone.
She is angry that few of her children have come to see her.
Thing is she feels she was the most hard working, thoughtful, loving, and caring mother and grandmother there was. He children, well they beg to differ., They remember neglect, mild abuse, and overall a lack of love from her. Her grandchildren have few fond memories since her grown children wanted little to do with her once they were gone. Some have kept some contact out of a feeling of obligation.
Do you think many older persons in this situation might ever come to the realization of their ways and even better, work to reach out and to heal the wounds?