The facts are startling… one in three baby boomers remains single. That is complicated by the fact that their parents will live longer; the number of Americans age 85 and older has doubled over the last 20 years – most having some form of dementia. With the number of boomers… this issue is looming – large!
You have relocated to a new state to care for your aging parents and your dating has been replaced with duties that leave you both exhausted and no extra time on your hands to develop relationships. You put off getting married, thinking you would have the rest of your life to settle down. Instead, your day is filled with assisting to daily needs, managing a small apartment, delivering parents to meetings with a doctor, seeing that the right medications are taken, at the right time, and… assuming the responsibilities of finances. At the end of the day, there is no energy – either physically or emotionally – to socialize.
The constant juggling and sacrificing has risks… no dating, no relationships. All of which can become an unhealthy isolation; companionship and intimacy are basic human needs…
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Tonia Boterf | The Practical Expert