Just when I need their wisdom, I find that my parents have both abandoned me. Where does a grown man go when he needs fatherly advice. My in-laws have left too! My step-mother never had children of her own and I wouldn't dare burden her with my problems when she has so many of her own. And my surviving elderly relations are in ill health and I wouldn't want to bother them either. My siblings? Well, my siblings.... have enough troubles of their own too! I am not a church going man, so I have no priest, minister or rabi to confide in. My old bartender from my drinking days is dead. The wife and I just can't agree on an answer.
So where DOES a grown man go for advise when he has serious concerns about one of his grown children?
I tell you folks, life is not easy for a 55 year old orphan.