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How does a single parent get over the empty nest syndrome?

  1. anabrea profile image60
    anabreaposted 7 years ago

    How does a single parent get over the empty nest syndrome?

    Most of the advice out there is directed at couples.

  2. freecampingaussie profile image62
    freecampingaussieposted 7 years ago


    Find a friend who loves travel  & do things you couldn't do with kids at home ! Go out & explore together , Travel around your country in a caravan  or even do short trips away if you can't do a big trip ...... !

  3. duffsmom profile image59
    duffsmomposted 7 years ago

    If you are going through this, I sympathize.  I went through empty nest syndrome as a couple and it was still hard because my husband--while he adores our daughters, was okay.  He had work and hobbies.  My kids were my work.

    While I can't pretend to know exactly what you are going through as a single parent, I can assure you that it will get better.  It is going to take a while (probably 18 months to 2 years for me) but it will improve as you start new hobbies, and don't have to watch the clock to be home at a certain time. You will start to experience a certain elation at the freedom you now have to come and go as you please--and spend your money on you!

    Best of luck, hang in there.

  4. LeisureLife profile image73
    LeisureLifeposted 7 years ago

    The easiest way is to simply remain in contact with your children!

    http://hubpages.com/hub/Leaving-Home-fo … rspectives

  5. Ann810 profile image81
    Ann810posted 7 years ago

    You can thank God that you don't have any drama in your life, and thank God for the peace you have now. This is more time for you to interact with your child to raise them up to be the best they can. More time for you to work on who you are on the inside. Build your confidence up, build your love up, build your friendships up. Until you are in a relationship again, enjoy you and your freedom now.    peace smile

  6. Ancillotti profile image61
    Ancillottiposted 7 years ago

    The woman is much stronger than the man so she has more tools at their disposal.
    The first thing to remember is that after the kids go away it should not look for them at all times. There are other ways to fill the need, how to adopt a pet and estiomação to start practicing a hobby exotic. Everything must be tried, but the nostalgia of the children always remain, but they can be resisted.

  7. Abhaque Supanjang profile image80
    Abhaque Supanjangposted 7 years ago

    Try to be active in any social organization activities; help others as far as you can; have a new business that will enable you interact with others and let you make more money. If you have been rich enough and need not work anymore -- use your money to travel around the world or move to the other place in which you will have fresh mind to face you next time; and in your new neighborhood -- try to be generous to your surrounding, it will give you a meaningful happiness, until you close your eyes....!

  8. profile image57
    rieomposted 7 years ago

    Hang in their until you have grandchildren, then you will see a lot of your kids when they drop off their kids to you for babysitting.

    Other than that you need to get out with people so that when you are home alone, you can enjoy the solitude.

  9. sholland10 profile image92
    sholland10posted 6 years ago

    My mother was a single parent when I left home.  She belonged to a club of women who helped the community, started having lunch with old classmates, worked in the church, and quilted with a group of ladies from the same church. 

    My youngest just graduated.  I am married, but it isn't easy.  I cried like a baby when my son went to boot camp.  My daughter is very independent and is already looking at apartments.  I want them to succeed, but I selfishly want to keep them... that is not reality, though. 

    This is a topic close to my heart.  I wrote two hubs.  One was when my son was about to leave and addresses married and single women.  The other is one I wrote recently with my daughter graduating. 

    Good luck and know you are not alone. :-)
    http://hubpages.com/hub/Graduating-into … ing-for-Me