by Judith G. Cobb, MH, CI, NCP
Like you, I’m a part of the ‘sandwich’ generation. I play the role of ‘filling in the middle’ and sometimes feel like I’m getting squished between the slices of bread. Other times I think I must be the peanut butter – and I’m sticking to both slices while they are being separated from one another – you know what I mean – pulled in at least two different directions.
The part I find most challenging is getting ‘blind-sided’ by either generation. When the kids were little I knew everything that was going on in their lives. I was in touch with their teachers, knew who their friends were, and often knew the parents of their friends. There were no surprises.