Wednesday, September 14, 2016
The challenges before the sandwich generation
.... FAHAD USMANI
People usually worry about their young daughters who stay out till late in the night. Some people worry about the failing health of their elderly parents, while others worry most when they have toddlers to handle. Kids, adults and the elderly, in every phase of life we earn a different kind of attention. But today I am going to talk about the most deprived phase of life, where people feel they are but prisoners of their desires.
The Sandwich Generation! Yes, you read it right. Only a few of us might have ever come across this term, but most of us go through this most turbulent phase of our lives. This is the phase where we as new parents have to take care of our elderly parents as well. Those who can afford babysitters and live in a nuclear family might not sympathise with our Sandwich Generation, but for all of us who are middle class (who cannot afford the ayahs and the bais) living in a joint family can very well understand that it becomes very difficult at times to take care of everyone around you..............
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