Why we get attached to parents’ belongings

//Why we get attached to parents’ belongings

Sometimes objects or possessions are infused with meaning that far exceeds their value or rational expectation. A favorite childhood toy, a cherished piece of jewelry from a grandparent, or the hammer a parent used when making household repairs can all evoke an emotional response because of the warm, familiar memories associated with the person who used the object. There does come a time, however, when it becomes necessary to purge items that were once cherished. Review Dr. Daitch’s suggestions for letting go of parents’ possessions in the Orlando Sentinel article Why We Get Attached to Parents’ Belongings.