Whose Couch Is It Anyway?
by Phyllis Goldberg & Rosemary Lichtman
This fascinating book explores the impact on five different families after an adult child moves back home.
The number of "boomerang kids" has increased by 50% in the past 30 years. In fact, one-third of those between the ages of 18 and 34 live with their parents, an all-time high. Many Millennials are unemployed, and as a group, they carry $1 trillion in student loans.
This degree of social change is wreaking havoc with traditional models of family dynamics. Boundaries become blurred between parents and children, whose passage into adulthood is then delayed. Taking the beleaguered mom as their focus, Goldberg, a marriage and family therapist, and Lichtman, a psychologist, bring thirty years of clinical experience to the pressing challenges of families in flux.