I Live a Sandwich Generation Life

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 16 People

    Having A Hard Time Forgiving

    My father-in-law moved in with us in Oct. 2009.  My husband works in Africa 11 months of the year and I am beginning to spend about 20 weeks of the year with him. This is our way of paying for college of 2 children.  Our son will be graduating in May and then getting...
    meantoson meantoson
    46-50
    Mar 24, 2010

    Sandwich Geneation

    My husband & I care for our 15 month old grandbaby at least 90 hours a week while her mother attends law school.  We've been taking care of her since birth.  Her husband is in the army and is deployed at the moment. In additon to that, we care for my parents, both...
    Biota Biota
    51-55
    2 Responses Mar 10, 2008

    Not Seeing Grandson

    I found out today that my fatherinlaw is going to the town my son is at and will be about 10 min. away from him.  He mentioned going to see his friend Doug but not my son.  This hurts really bad.  He is the only grandfather my son has left and he loves his...
    meantoson meantoson
    46-50
    Mar 30, 2010

    Caught In The Middle!

    Three years ago my two teenage daughters and I moved in with my parents at their request.  I had taken a much lower paying job to stay in the area and my parents were having some medical issues, so we thought it would be a benefit for both of us.  I had no idea that I was going...
    pgteach pgteach
    46-50
    1 Response Feb 23, 2011

    Distressed In Beaumont

    I am 52. My mother and father moved in with my daughter and I about 7 years ago. They went about moving all my things out of my home and replacing them with theirs. We had battles in the beginning but I eventually decided that the fight was not worth it. These are my parents. I...
    forensicnurse1 forensicnurse1
    51-55
    1 Response Apr 12, 2012

    Over Caregiver

    I'm classified as a "club sandwich".  I care for my elderly dad that has stroke related dementia, and I have children with children!  None of them live in the house with me but they all might as well!  There's never enough time in a day to do...
    LCBWTB LCBWTB
    46-50, F
    1 Response Mar 10, 2008
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