Giving Advice to Someone From the Sandwich Generation (Episode 137)

Updated: November 7, 2022

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What you’ll hear in this episode:

In this episode, we’re answering a letter sent to us by one of our listeners. She belongs to the Sandwich Generation and is asking for advice on how to deal with her situation.

The Sandwich Generation refers to people whose life is “squeezed” by two generations. They are the men and women who care for their aging parents, while at the same time, working to support their own children.

Categories of Sandwich Generation:

  • Traditional Sandwich
  • Open-faced Sandwich
  • Clubhouse Sandwich

Excerpts and Highlights:

It’s really hard to say “No” to your loved ones when they ask for financial support, and it’s even harder to make them understand your situation. Unfortunately, you cannot force them to change their perspective because you don’t have control over what they think and feel.

It’s called “tough love” and it’s not easy to do but it’s what you need to do.

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