Wednesday, January 22, 2020
I've just been reading Joanna Trollope's 2011 novel, Daughters-in-law. It's essentially about a mother of three adult sons and her difficulties in recognizing that she cannot micromanage her sons' relationships with their wives. No matter how frantic she is to protect them. The sons have formed their OWN new families and she has gone from centre stage to walk-on role.
And of course here in Canada we've been caught up a bit with the news that certain members of the formerly-royal family are taking up residence here instead . . .
All part of a movement from conventional notions of duty and responsibility to individualism within the family structure? Self-preservation over family ties?
Hmmmm. I will be thinking about this for sure.
Yesterday this link was available to non-Globe subscribers -- and today apparently not!! Sorry.