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.theguardian - 1 month ago

My dad is being made redundant and I fear for his mental health

It’s hard to urge a parent to get help, says Annalisa Barbieri, but he needs support to adaptMy father is in his 50s and has a senior position in a global company, but he has just been told that he’s being made redundant. He worked his way up from nothing. His own family didn’t have much money, and his own father used to talk him down, which he’s admitted diminished his confidence. He has the strongest work ethic of anyone I know and is remunerated he and my mother have a good standard of living. He would do anything for his family – practically and emotionally, he’s been a great support.At times when Dad and I have been alone, he has talked about the huge responsibility he feels in paying the mortgage and making sure he and my mum have enough money for retirement. He wishes he could retire early, but says it can’t happen any time soon. My mother looks after their finances and has told me they are fine financially, and that if he wanted to, they could take early retirement and be comfortable. Continue reading...

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