We were known as the Sandwich Generation—taking care of teens as well as taking care of our elderly parents. Then most of us ‘Baby Boomer’ women started experiencing Empty Nest in a big way as our children went off to college or out to work or travel.
We live in a world that, in part thanks to technology, is slowly losing the ability for having conversations that matter and therefore changing how we are in relationships with ourselves, with others, and within our communities.
We are inundated with messages of chasing and living the dream. The exhilarating life overseas, finding our purpose or the perfect partner. But this state of mind keeps us running toward an elusive finish line. Yet the dream is never quite as it seems
Relationship of Aging: Evolutions of the Parent/Child Relationship
Watching parents age is tough. Watching your divorced and still single parents age is heartbreaking. Not once did it ever cross my mind when I was a child what it would be like for Mom and Dad as they aged. Needing to think about it seemed such a long time away