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Why we can't sleep women's new midlife crisis

by Calhoun, Ada,

Format: Kindle Book 2019 2020
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Summary
"When Ada Calhoun found herself in the throes of a midlife crisis, she thought that she had no right to complain. She was married with children and a good career. So why did she feel miserable? And why did it seem that other Generation X women were miserable, too? Calhoun decided to find some answers. She looked into housing costs, HR trends, credit card debt averages, and divorce data. At every turn, she saw a pattern: sandwiched between the Boomers and the Millennials, Gen X women were facing new problems as they entered middle age, problems that were being largely overlooked. Speaking with women across America about their experiences as the generation raised to "have it all," Calhoun found that most were exhausted, terrified about money, underemployed, and overwhelmed. Instead of their issues being heard, they were told instead to lean in, take "me-time," or make a chore chart to get their lives and homes in order. In Why We Can't Sleep, Calhoun opens up the cultural and political contexts of Gen X's predicament and offers solutions for how to pull oneself out of the abyss-and keep the next generation of women from falling in. The result is reassuring, empowering, and essential reading for all middle-aged women, and anyone who hopes to understand them"--
Contents
Possibilities create pressure
The doldrums
The caregiving rack
Job instability
Money panic
Decision fatigue
Single, childless
After the divorce
Perimenopause
The very filtered profile picture
New narratives
Appendix: A midlife crisis mixtape.

Additional Information
Subjects Middle-aged women United States Psychology
Midlife crisis United States
Generation X United States Economic conditions
Family & Relationships
Sociology
Nonfiction
Women's Studies
Electronic books.
Self-help publications.
Publisher [Place of publication not identified] :Grove Atlantic2019
2020
Other Titles Why we cannot sleep
Contributors OverDrive, Inc.
Language English
System Details Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Format: Adobe EPUB eBook
Format: Kindle Book
Format: OverDrive Read
Requires Adobe Digital Editions or Amazon Kindle
Description 1 online resource
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references.
ISBN 9780802147868
9780802147868
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