stages in middle adulthood.

by: Lauren Rexroad and Melissa Kilgard, Kaity Carmichael

Becoming a part of the sandwich generation

~Emotional change for the person

  • Less alone time.
  • More responsibilities.
  • Stressful

~Emotional change for others.

  • May feel left out.
  • Have less time with that person.
  • May feel that they are not cared for enough.


Experiencing an empty nest

~Emotional change for the person

  • May feel lonely.
  • Too much time on their hands.
  • May feel unloved.

~Emotional changes for others

  • Persons friends can spend time with them.
  • Persons children may feel lonely.


Becoming a Grandparent

~Emotional change for the person

  • May feel that they are getting old.
  • A sense of freedom
  • Happier.

~ Emotional change for others.

  • May feel a sense of more responsibility
  • Worried about becoming a part of the sandwich generation.


Preparing for retirement

~Emotional changes for the person

  • Boredom
  • Loneliness
  • Feeling old
  • Feeling unneeded

~Emotional changes for other people

  • More responsibility
  • More time with that person.