Pros and Cons. Life is full of them. Every situation can be weighed in this light if you shine it right.
How fortunate any of us would be to have 3 generations of family alive at once. To be “sandwiched” in between our growing children and our growing older parents could be a great ride. On the alternate side, it could be incredibly time consuming and stressful; a sensation of being pulled in two directions with not enough left for what is in the middle. Are there enough hours, funds and energy to go around? No doubt it is a challenging situation!
NPR and The Sandwich Generation Series
NPR has just launched a series on this very topic. Today, NPR’s Morning Edition begins a two-month exploration of the increasingly common experience of adult children, middle-aged parents and elderly grandparents learning to live together. In a series called “Family Matters,” reporter David Greene will take listeners on a journey, deep into the lives of three families struggling with issues of money, duty and love.
We will be following this series closely. A truly fascinating view of America today.
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