The Sandwich Generation Squeeze can be a time that triggers feelings of anger, hurt, and disappointment.

If you have a difficult relationship with an aging parent, you may feel conflicted or overwhelmed at the prospect of taking on a caregiving role. If you are feeling squeezed and overwhelmed by your duties as parent and caregiver, you may feel like you’re falling short in being present in your relationships or work. Sibling relationships can experience tension during the Sandwich Generation Squeeze regarding how caregiving responsibilities of aging parents are split.

Nurturing the concept of forgiveness, of both self and others, can be healing during this time. Following are some books on forgiveness that we recommend to help during difficult times.

Tiny Beautiful Things by Cheryl Strayed

When Things Fall Apart by Pema Chodron

The Power of Vulnerability by Brene Brown

Radical Acceptance by Tara Brach

The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck by Mark Manson

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