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What helpful advice would you give a couple who is not dealing well with "Empty Nest Syndrome?"


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17 months ago
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    Paula (fpherj48) 17 months ago

    WOW!! Absolutely wonderful, sensible and helpful advice!! You've got the right attitude! Thanks so much from all the empty-nesters! I hope they see your message!

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Shauna L Bowling (bravewarrior) says

18 months ago
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    Liz Elias (DzyMsLizzy) 17 months ago

    Hahaha!! Good one, Shauna!

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Paula (fpherj48) says

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    Paula (fpherj48) 18 months ago

    dashing....Thanx! U mention divorce. I bet U've heard this OLD joke. A couple @ 95 yrs old, married 75yrs..wanted a divorce. Horrified attorney asked WHY???!! They said....they were waiting for the kids to die.....LMAO!! That's bad!


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Hazel Abee says

18 months ago
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Yvette Stupart PhD (Purpose Embraced) says

17 months ago
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    Paula (fpherj48) 17 months ago

    Wonderful advice, very beautifully said. Any couple would do well to take heed. There truly are any number of avenues for empty-nesters to explore. It only takes a little push and a dose of confidence. Thank you, Yvette!

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    Paula (fpherj48) 17 months ago

    Yes savvy.....Sounds like it certainly worked out well for both you and your son! Wonderful!

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    Paula (fpherj48) 17 months ago

    Readmike....Have you read Shauna's comment? She's left some suggestions straight from the heart of a "wild child!" LOL....You & your wife might like her advice!!! LOL

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Liz Elias (DzyMsLizzy) says

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    Paula (fpherj48) 17 months ago

    Hi Dzy! If I recall (which is not as easy as it used to be!!)...the only time I really got down and out and bawled my heart out was when my first born went off to college. After that I adjusted for the rest of them!! LOL

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18 months ago
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    Paula (fpherj48) 17 months ago

    word55....Once my grandchildren started arriving.....I never thought they'd STOP!!! LOL

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H C Palting (Express10) says

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    Paula (fpherj48) 17 months ago

    You're right on target, Express and absolutely correct!!

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Linda Bilyeu (Sunshine625) says

17 months ago
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    Paula (fpherj48) 17 months ago

    Right you are GF!...I never really had a 3-second chance at an empty nest! I'm still waiting actually. Instead of GOING AWAY....I keep getting more and more "kids everywhere". They're surrounding me! HELP!

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John Connor (connorj) says

18 months ago
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Jackie Lynnley says

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    Paula (fpherj48) 18 months ago

    Jackie......I really like your suggestions! Having a dog and cat myself, I sometimes feel like I'm STILL raising kids!! LOL

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    Paula (fpherj48) 17 months ago

    I have 2 sons who live locally with their families.....and 2 out of State. We definitely keep in touch and visit at least twice a year. It takes time to "adjust," but everything seems to fall into place! Thanks for your great response!

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Lisa Brown (lisasuniquevoice) says

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