Is the "Empty Nest" Syndrome Real?

  1. WiseRabbit profile image82
    WiseRabbitposted 6 years ago

    Is the "Empty Nest" Syndrome Real?

    I haven't quite reached an empty nest and am not really sure how I will feel when the last one of my kids moves out. But it is actually nice when the two I have left are spending the weekend elsewhere. I love my kids, but also love my downtime and being able to do what I want. Is the "Empty Nest" time of life really all that sad?

  2. LoriSoard profile image74
    LoriSoardposted 6 years ago

    I think it is normal to feel both happy and sad at the same time. I'm looking forward to having time and money to finally focus on my wants, but I know I'm going to really miss having my children here with me all the time. My oldest heads to college in the fall. She's only going 90 minutes away, even though she wanted to go across the country (too expensive). The youngest, who is 15, says she wants to go to a school in Florida, which is a long way away. I think that will be hard, if it happens.

    I also think some women have a hard time figuring out what the next stage is. I have struggled with that a tiny bit myself as far as if I want to continue with writing full-time and maybe go back to school and do something else part-time. I haven't decided just yet.