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Psychotherapist gives advice for 'sandwich generation'

Posted at 8:19 AM, Jan 27, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-27 12:02:47-05

A psychotherapist is giving advice during the pandemic for a specific group of caregivers.

"The sandwich generation" are those people taking care of their children and their parents at the same time.

Stress levels are high for this group because even though they're caring for seniors, they're not a priority group for getting the vaccine.

Licensed psychotherapist Kristen Bomas says it's important to find a balance.

"Wake up in the morning and think about a positive thing you can do for yourself. Next, think about a person in your life you can lean on and talk to that person about that. How are you going to make that look?" Bomas said.

She also suggests backing away from expectations, saying expectations always cause extra stress.