1. So sorry for your loss, Laura, and thank you for continuing to bring this important issue to our attention – it’s one that’s not often thought about and more should be aware of to help, perhaps, recognize the signs of when a Boomer loved one is in need. Thank you. I’m thinking of you and your family…

  2. Thanks Ellen, I’m afraid this is an issue that will become ever more obvious as millions of boomers move towards retirement with nothing to retire on. Most will seek to deny it until it slaps them in the face like it has me…

  3. I too am sorry for the loss of your cousin Chuck. And, like Ellen, I appreciate your
    focus on this important issue but even more I appreciate that you never look at
    our generation through rosy glasses. Your even-handed reporting and your clear
    and compassionate writing help me understand the challenges and opportunities
    we face at midlife. Thank you.

  4. Thanks Carrie!
    I see my job as finding the truth and then telling it the way it is! I have always been direct like that. I was actually pleased to find how normal midlife transition is considered to be by prominent psychologists. Who knew?
    I want to get that word out there, so others don’t give up in midlife! If we can get past that midlife disillusionment stage, life gets so much better, at least it did for me.

  5. I’m truly sorry for all your loss, Laura, and the grief that I’m sure you still experience. These are very interesting insights you offered and they’re worth thinking about, to say the least. Since it’s also said that depression has a lot to do with chemical imbalances and such, I wonder if there is anything environmental that might have caused this generation to be more susceptible to it. Truly, more research needs to be done and I’m just glad that with recent events, depression / suicide have gotten more attention.

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