5 Strategies to Deal With Empty Nest

As a therapist, I try to focus not just on concepts, but on tangibles to help people make concrete changes in their lives, no matter what issues they are facing.

This goes for facing an empty nest as well. There are very specific things you can do to help yourself get on with life after empty nest.

How To Let Go of Your Kids

By now, I have ridden many waves of transition from hands-on mom to empty nest mom, or NestAche mom, as I prefer to call it. From, “Mom, will you take us to the pool?” to, “Mom, I’m not going to be here for dinner, but can some guys come over later?” to, “Mom, you know I’m not coming home spring break. Right?”  The last was asked with a tender, somewhat tenuous smile as he put his arm around m

Emotionally Preparing for an Empty Coop

I wish I had a nickel for every time someone had warned me against the dreaded “empty nest” during my son’s last in high school. Was I prepared?  How were my husband and I going to manage, especially given that we had only been blessed with one of the little bundles?

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