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Listening and Being Heard on Mother’s Day

Likely, you’ll leave your pet at home if you’re going out for Mother’s Day. So who’s there to listen attentively to your every word? Whether you’re spending some time with your children or your mother on Sunday, you’ll appreciate being heard – and knowing how to be a good listener goes along with that, Sandwiched Boomer or not. Research shows that money, title, or good health has less effect on life satisfaction than strong personal relationships. So this Mother’s Day, make a commitment to do what you can to improve … Continue reading

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More and more stories are coming out of the Beijing Olympics highlighting the courage and resolve of the women of the world. Constantina Tomescu-Dita of Romania, a 38-year-old mother, was the triumphant gold medal winner of women’s marathon in Beijing. Four years ago in Athens she had to relinquish her dreams of an Olympic medal at mile 20 due to heat exhaustion. But even then she did not completely quit. She walked for a mile, then started running again, coming in 20th in the 2004 competition. This time she was … Continue reading

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Your relationship with your mom is likely to be complex and full of twists and turns, evolving over the years as you change. One Sandwiched Boomer ruminates about how she transformed her connections with her mother. When Agnes was a teenager, she felt that her strong mother was trying to control her. She looked forward to getting out from under her thumb and moved across the country when she married and raised her own family. They maintained their connections but at a distance. As her children matured, so did Agnes. … Continue reading

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We have been talking about Mother’s Day all week and now here are some more suggestions for you Sandwiched Boomers as you continue to deal with the complicated relationship with your aging mother. The old fashioned art of letter writing can help you develop a closer bond with your mom, even after all these years. Write her a letter about how grateful you feel to have her as your mother. Sharing these feelings increases good memories about the past and leads to greater personal satisfaction for both of you. If … Continue reading

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