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Generation Xers:
Howell & Strauss defined this generation as The 13th Generation (or Nomad) born between 1961 and 1981.

93 million Americans born between 1961 and 1981; their ages in 2003 are from 22 to 42.
This number is a combination of Baby Busters and a group called Baby Boomlets (Generations Yers).

There are others who argue that Generations Xers are those who are born between 1966 to 1977 and there are 52 million Americans born between 1963 and 1977.
Generations Xers are more entrepreneurial spirit by nature.
They are confident and independent minded.

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  By Jessica Thompson

  Dealing With Divorce: A Gen Xer’s Perspective

  Many of you may be saying to yourselves:
  “We don’t know whom these Gen-Xer’s ARE.
  What exactly do they do? What do they stand for? What are they like?” Despite the fact that you are our parents --
I know many of you are still at a loss as to what shapes us - what
drives us - and what entertains us.

So, let me tell you a little bit about who we are and how we got this way.

One thing that has had a huge effect on many people who are a part of my generation is our family lives. Unfortunately, for many of us, our family lives have not been the picturesque perfect families portrayed in sitcoms like, “Leave it to Beaver” or “The Waltons.” Instead they have been spent trying to figure out which parent gets which kid for the weekend, and who you, and we, are going to live with on a permanent basis. Divorce is a part of our lives just as much as it is yours.

I was raised in what many people would consider the typical American home-Mom, Dad, 3 kids. I was always a high achiever in school - usually getting good grades and high praise from my teachers. I was involved in more than enough extra curricular activities and loved Saturday morning cartoons - the typical American kid, right? My family had plenty of internal problems, as do many families in this day and age. Yet, I was able to overcome them and forge a search to be my own person. That search however, was halted when I was faced with a stepping stone that plagues the life of nearly half of Generation X-the divorce of my parents.

Divorce, quite possibly, has played one of the largest roles in shaping Generation X. The divorce rate has soared since your parents, my grandparents, said their wedding vows. Nearly 50% of the population are getting divorces-some marriages last 2 months, some 25 years, and yet they seem to constantly end in the same way - turmoil and eventually family break-up. It is the example of how we see our future--the family ideals that we possess. It is not a good example. It is no wonder those of us in Generation X are so hesitant to get married - we are scared of it. It has affected the way we choose to live, the way we look at things, and it even shapes our culture-television programs, music, movies…all of these reflect the frustration and confusion; the dreams and ideals of who we are….

Sit down and watch a television sitcom today and you won’t see the happy-go-lucky families of the Fifties; you see a bunch of single twenty-somethings hanging out in coffee shops afraid to commit to any one person, or divorcees dealing with the intertwining of two families together. Many of these programs are created or produced by members of Generation X. The frustrations and insights of our private lives have taken over the entertainment industry and given the whole world a front row view into our minds. So next time you sit down to watch a “quality” TV program, try to read between the lines-you just might get more insight into your children’s lives and thoughts than you ever thought you could. Maybe then, you will understand Generation Xers a little bit better. We are just imitating YOU.




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