Sandwich Generation: One Family Tries To Ease The Bite

The nest was empty, and Gail and John O'Neil were settling into a comfortable future. One daughter had been out of college for a couple of years and the other was halfway through. "I'd call John at work and say: `Where should we go for dinner?"' recalls Gail, 48, a registered nurse who earns $30,000 a year. John, 57, a technical specialist at Abbott Laboratories, brings home $75,000.

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