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High-functioning daughter has trouble stepping back

DEAR AMY: I work as an executive assistant. I manage other people’s lives and multiple calendars every day. I am good at my job.

Columnist Amy Dickinson (Bill Hogan/Chicago Tribune) 

I have also had to take on all the “event planning” duties for my family (myself, my husband, parents, and my brother), as my mother has a degenerative neurological disorder and can’t do that anymore.

Amy, I am burnt out.

My parents’ birthdays are coming up. I tried to set boundaries, and still I was the one who made all of the plans and did everything!

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