Psychology of Adult Children

New Publication: Middle Crossing

This is the cover of the first edition of a new publication I created for advisers about their client’s journey through middle age. I will be releasing it later on this month. Each edition will have a foundational article, two…

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Unavoidable Currents of Middle Age

Below is a list of the currents that swirl around the lives of middle age adults producing unchecked volatility, suffocating transaction density and deep exhaustion.  It reminds us that middle age caregivers are being stretched to the limit in all…

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Stuck in the Middle: Part 5

I’m stranded at the edge of the world It’s a world I don’t know Got no where to go Feels like I’m stranded   Van Morrison from “Stranded” While dilemmas pose a serious threat in middle age, they are not the…

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Families Are Wired To Erupt

In truth, families are officially  “complex systems” where seemingly minor changes can produce major consequences ar anytime and without warning.   What seemed like a good idea turns out to trigger an exhaustive meltdown.  Now what? Accepting this reality as an…

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Stuck in the Middle, Part 4

  Time can bring you down, time can bend your knees Time can break your heart, have you begging please, begging please ….Eric Clapton from “Tears in Heaven” Karen could feel her knees bending under the weight of the dilemmas…

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Stuck in the Middle, Part 3

“We sail within a vast sphere, ever drifting in uncertainty, driven from end to end.” –Blaise Pascal Here we go again Karen said to no one in particular.  Three years of pleading, cajoling and yes, threatening her eternally suborn parents…

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Stuck in the Middle, Part 2

  The real voyage of discovery consist not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes…Marcel Proust On one level, middle age seems so obvious.  Youth has officially packed up and left the building, never to return.  Both shocked…

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