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?
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.
by anabrea 7 years ago
How does a single parent get over the empty nest syndrome? Most of the advice out there is directed at couples.
by Jill Kostowskie 8 years ago
Is it possible to experience "Empty Nest Syndrome" without having an "Empty Nest" ???????It will be about 16 more years until my youngest is 18. But I think alot about when they will be moved out and living their own lives. Does anyone else feel this way or felt this...
by Paula 3 years ago
What helpful advice would you give a couple who is not dealing well with "Empty Nest Syndrome?"
by Cindy Vine 9 years ago
How did you or your parents get through this time?
by Linda Bilyeu 6 years ago
What is your best strategy to overcome the Empty Nest Syndrome?
by T.B Whitt 6 years ago
Is there such a thing as post parental depression?I am a father whose children are grown, and all but one gone. I am feeling a little blue so I wanted to know if anyone else out there feels the same way.
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