"Finally! A practical, refreshing guide for adult children of seniors." -- Paul Larrobino, Gatekeeper Coordinator, Multnomah County Aging and Disabilities Services
"Her book is like having a wise, supportive personal coach at your side." -- Al Siebert, PhD., Author of The Survivor Personality
"She tells it how it is. Reading her book is like having a friend at your side." -- Vivian E. Greenberg, LCSW, Author of Respecting Your Limits When Caring For Aging Parents and Children of a Certain Age
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From the Publisher
At a time when many mature adults are thinking about smelling the roses, they are increasingly and ironically faced with the most difficult time of their lives. Instead of being able to focus on living out their own dream retirement, tens of millions of Americans are increasingly confronted with the prospect of setting aside their plans as they take care of their aging parents. The demands on what has been described as the "sandwich generation" are at once enormous, relentless and frequently overwhelming. The current books on parent care contain excellent information on what to do for aging parents, but limited practical guidance on how to survive emotionally as adult children of aging parents. The issues are complex, but amazingly simple to deal with when the issues are clearly defined and solutions clearly outlined. Coping In New Territory offers the adult child of aging parents survival skills that can save their sanity. Suzanne Roberts has been described by many as the Sandwich Generation's Guardian Angel. Her book is a welcome addition to the writings in this field. Practical topics such as setting boundaries, control issues, power struggles, money manipulations, falling into old behavior patterns with siblings, guilt and much much more can be found in this ground breaking book. Ms. Roberts writes with honesty, warmth and humor. This is a book that can sharpen the coping skills of any reader who picks it up. Though the audience is adult children of aging parents, the wisdom imparted is of universal value.