How To Not Be Victimized By Empty Nest. Letting Go With Intention.

How To Not Be Victimized By Empty Nest. Letting Go With Intention.

My son is traveling at breakneck speed through the last semester of his college days. Graduation is two weeks away. He’s making decisions about his future —  carving out a life for himself that will hopefully prove productive and fulfilling. I have a keen...
Do You Fear An Emptier Empty Nest?

Do You Fear An Emptier Empty Nest?

When I introduce myself now, I tell folks I write. At least it brings up other comments than when I tell them I’m a psychologist.  That usually elicits the joke, “Ahh, are you going to psychoanalyze me?” Not particularly funny when you have heard it...
How to Cope With a Loss You’re Dreading

How to Cope With a Loss You’re Dreading

I am beginning to hear, “So what are you doing for the holidays?” I heard Andy Williams singing, “It’s the most wonderful time of the year!” twice yesterday.  Facebook and Instagram will come alive with pictures of get-togethers with...
Coping With Empty Nest: The MOM Movement

Coping With Empty Nest: The MOM Movement

I have a good relationship with my 21 year-old son. But I have heard about it — the fate that is waiting for me. I’ve listened with a tiny bit of dread. “You know, boys just don’t stay close to their moms when they settle down. They are closer...