I recently met a 76-year-old dog owner who was rejected when she applied to adopt a second “senior” dog to keep her aging pet company. This is what I call the tail wagging the dog.
As a Baby Boomer, I am accustomed to feeling important, which is why it bothers me that I will soon become invisible. All my life, I’ve been courted for my influence and my buying power. Once I reach 65, my opinions won’t be worth squat. In survey after survey, I’ll be lumped into an “over 65” category that assumes I… Read more →
I don’t understand mid-life orphans. They complain about caregiving responsibilities, and then, when their parents pass away, they lament about being orphans.
Retaining the right to make decisions, even bad decisions, is a key ingredient of being in control.