Morning Edition is in the midst of a special series called “Family Matters: The Money Squeeze.” It profiles three families struggling with the complexities of living in multigenerational households and we asked if you could share your experiences.
We’ve gotten a wave of responses like this photograph of Nathan, 11 months, and his grandmother Patricia, 64, who has M.S. and dementia, sent in from Michelle Peltier, 40. Michelle writes:
In January, I went back to work fulltime and it was necessary to move her into a nearby assisted living facility. There are never enough hours in the day for me to feel like I’m present enough for her, the baby and my husband. I know many, many families are dealing with the needs of the generations on either side of them, but I wonder if there’s ever any way to do it without compromising on everybody’s needs.”
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