Most people have to live through a sandwich generation phase of life. That stretch through your 30s, 40s, and 50s can be exhausting as you balance the demands of work, children, and aging parents. When you toss in the complexities of the increasingly remote, technologically sophisticated modern workplace, it can feel nearly impossible to find genuine work-life balance.
The Challenges of the Sandwich Generation
Roughly one-in-seven middle-aged adults report that they are actively financially supporting both a parent and a child. Even if finances aren’t involved, though, the physical and emotional toll of caring for generations both before and behind you can be immense.
A parent/child in the sandwich generation must consider both the health and education of their children and signs like limited mobility, pain, and general exhaustion that indicate that their parents may need help as…