Many of the scenarios Buchanan presents may sound familiar to the reader, as many of them are played out every day. For example, the adult child says, “Will she ever realize that I’m no longer a child? … So why does my mother still treat me as if I’m five years old?” The aging parent says, “Sometimes I feel obsolete. Unnecessary. Irrelevant. … Lord, is it wrong that I still yearn to be needed? To know that I matter to someone? To know others value my life lessons?” In this selection, mutual respect sometimes gets lost in the chaos that is modern life so that the older generation feels neglected and the younger generation feels torn by all the responsibilities of family, job, home, ad infinitum.