Boomer Dilemmas

The Phone Call: How the New Video Opens

Just to give you a starting point, here is the opening chapter of my new video.  The chapter is entitled “The Phone Call,” and portrays an all too familiar power struggle that occurs between adult children and their aging parents…

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Read The Dilemma Card Once A Week…

You can’t manage dilemmas with problem solving strategies `Dilemmas show up and have no intention of leaving Key blog posts about dilemmas: The Unavoidable Dilemmas of the Last Phase of Life The Rise of Dilemmas Problems Versus Dilemmas of Aging…

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Secrets

Secrets are a powerful form of control, and aging parents may elect to keep them about their health, finances or long term care in an effort to preserve some semblance of choice. The withholding of key information, however, may ultimately…

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Aging Boomers Playing the Cohabitation Card

“The rising number of cohabiters ages 50 and older coincides with rising divorce rates among this group. With the higher divorce rates and a growing share of people who have never been married in this age group, more individuals are…

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Home Unfurnishing Your Parent’s Stuff

This is an excellent article by Richard Eisenberg that offers eight strategies for systematically paring down the stuff of aging parents that apparently nobody wants. It’s a necessary but ultimately awkward ritual of sorting with an eye towards aggressively casting…

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The Rise Of Dilemmas

The landscape of old age is populated with dilemmas, which represent a new and confusing layer of complexity. Here’s why. We are all raised to be accomplished problem solvers. It is a skill set that focuses on the elimination of…

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