Jill Clayburgh's life so closely paralleled mine, I feel as though a part of me lived a little through her and died a little with her.
When I was immobilized by fear, I might have a panic attack. I've had a couple of panic attacks in my life.
If you're the person living closest to the parent who's going to need help, and you take on the whole role of primary caregiver, you can be pretty sure your sibling who lives farthest away is going to call you and say, 'You don't know what you're doing.' Because they're not on the spot, and they probably feel guilty.
To be tested is good. The challenged life may be the best therapist.
Fei Fei Sun