I am 81 years old, and had not seen my daughters and grandchildren for some time. I just travelled to Kansas to spend some time with them, as (at my age) I don't know if I will have the opportunity again. Wanted them to ask any question about anything they wanted to know about me and my ,life. We spent one evening with all of them and we talked, with no topic out=of-bounds. They asked honest questions, and gave honest answers. It was a deeply loving therapeutic session for all of us, and brought us much closer together emotionally.
My oldest daughter is seriously ill with Crohn's disease and beginning to loser her mental acuity. But, I youngest daughter spent two days together talking about anything and everything -- experiences, beliefs, values, hidden stories.
Those few days were among the best of my life. I am SO glad that it happened.