Dealing with Empty Nest Syndrome
When your children leave home, it can trigger a range of emotions, from pride and satisfaction to sadness and loss. It is a transitional period of life that many struggle to get used to, particularly those who have spent many years at home caring for the children. But it is also a time that brings new opportunities, time to discover new hobbies or reignite old ones, revitalise your relationships with your partner and explore new horizons. Discover how you can make the most of this key stage of life.
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Any time you can claim intention, it’s empowering. Letting go of children and avoiding the depression that can come from “empty nest?” You can decide to handle that transition with intentionality as well. Dr. Margaret Robinson Rutherford PhD, offers specific ideas and references to help you do just that.Play
Foodie Sophie Gray and radio broadcaster Nerida Ashcroft’s fun and pithy new podcast series ‘I wasn’t expecting that’, delves into the unexpected issues that come up for women in their 40s and 50s. Here they talk about the time in life where your children start to leave home. It can be tough, how does one get through it? Is it all bad or are there things to look forward too?Play
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Join television presenter Nadia Sawalha and her husband Mark Adderley talking about the emotional highs and lows regarding Empty Nest Syndrome… what are the DOs & DON’Ts when it comes to how you should behave as a parent when your child leaves for University or to travel the world? Is it important that as parents we hide our emotions?Play
Talking Brains: You may have children going off to college this year. Feeling a sense of grief about your child leaving is totally normal. Learn how you can best cope with your “new normal.” Talking Brains is a podcast about therapy and what makes your brain happy with host Stephanie Sarkis PhD.Play
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If you’re a parent of a child who’s preparing to move out of your home for the first time, it’s likely you’ll experience feelings and emotions associated with empty nest syndrome.Read Article
How to cope with empty-nest syndrome – without being gutted by grief.Read Article
The Empty Nest book
The Empty Nest: ‘How to survive and stay close to your adult child’ by Celia Dodd.Read
Empty Nest podcast series
A complete podcast series dedicated to dealing with an Empty Nest with Christine Maziarz, the Empty Nest CoachLearn more
Net Doctor – expert advice
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