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Should/n't sick ones partner help take part in birthday/ies and holiday/s shopping when they are still alive, if so when is/are the best time/s do it, they know how/what to do, in case when that partner is dies

By December 10, 2016 - 9:06pm
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Basically, I'm wondering because my dad is now thrust in that role of being it. Since my mom died from her cancer battle almost 8 (12/26) mos now.

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Hi, Jessica.

This can be difficult; it all depends on the person. If someone is very ill, buying ahead of time and tucking gifts away for future can be comforting to them and helpful to the person left behind who will have to take on that role of buying gifts. A person may choose to make a list of things they might buy rather than actually buying them ahead of time, as a guideline. So it really depends on the person and what is important to them. Perhaps your father can think of past gifts your mother purchased and use that as a guide.


December 11, 2016 - 5:58am
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Hi Helena,

Thank you, again for your answer to my question here. Hmm interesting, okay, and understandable. Unfortunately thats not the case with my father because he asked both of us what we wanted this yr. Expect for a thing/s here and there.

December 11, 2016 - 9:28am
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Hey, Jessica.
You're welcome!


December 11, 2016 - 4:40pm
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