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Getting Past the Empty Nest Syndrome

Whether you’re an empty nester or soon to be one, you know that it’s
a big change for you and the family. After all, your role for the
past 18 years has been to get the kids ready to make it on their own
as healthy, responsible young adults. However, it still doesn’t change
the fact that you feel sad at times, due to this challenging period of
adjustment.

Sometimes there are concerns about your new role with your child, unease
about your view of yourself and anxiety with the adjustments in your
relationship or marriage. Be sure to notice if you see signs of
despondency that interferes with your daily living (crying a lot, insomnia,
poor appetite or excessive behaviors), because this may indicate a more
serious condition, needing professional attention.… CONTINUE READING