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THE SANDWICH GENERATION * A Personal Essay Pamela Thomas
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Size: 6" x 9"
Binding: Perfect Bound
ISBN: 9780692696255
"I hear about the so-called “sandwich generation” before I live it: The tens of millions of adults in their 40s and 50s who simultaneously care for their children and their parents. Nearly half in the United States have parents age 65 or older and are either raising a young child or financially supporting a grown child. As if one or the other is not enough. An acquaintance observes how it is overwhelming and sometimes comical to go from a young adult life of work, dates, and friends to having children, spouses, and senior care as a natural part of the new mix. I witness friends care for and lose one parent or another. I see their grief. I bring them food. Yet I fail to comprehend the ...