Middle Adulthood

Ages 40 through 65

By: Meagan McNeece and Kennedy Garinger

Becoming a Part of the Sandwich Generation

Emotional changes for the person include:


*More stressed about money situations

*Might not have as much free time as they use to

Emotional changes for others include:


*Grandparents can feel like there loosing control of their life and don't want to have to be taken care of

*The kids could feel neglected if their parents spend to much time with the grandparents instead of them

Experiencing an Empty Nest

Emotional changes for person include:


*They might not know what to do with their time anymore

* Divorce can be common due to disconnection



Emotional changes for others include:

* Their kids could worry how to take care of themselves and do everything on their own

*Other relatives could start to grow closer and spend more time together

Becoming a Grandparent

Emotional changes for person include:


*Make people feel old

*They could be happy to help out with the grandchildren and get involved while they can


Emotional changes for others include:


*Others can realize they don't have forever with their parents/loved ones

*The parents might be relieved they have help

Preparing for Retirement

Emotional changes for person include:


*Less stress about work

*More time to do what they enjoy in life



Emotional changes for others include:


*Their family members might worry about their health and money situations

*Family members might worry about having to put them in a home