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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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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Control Assets

“The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes.” Marcel Proust  As aging boomers are quickly discovering, the end game of being old is a non-linear quest to preserve control against overwhelming odds.…

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Gray Divorce: It’s Not You, It’s Me…

Why Couples Divorce After Decades of Marriage “If you or someone you know recently divorced after 20 or more years together, you’re not alone. Splitting up later in life, sometimes called “gray divorce,” is on the upswing. In 2010, one…

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Boomers: It’s All How You Get There

“The perception is that the baby boomers are very active — they are, you know, climbing up mountains, and they are a very healthy bunch,” says King, a professor in the department of family medicine at the West Virginia University…

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