The departure of the final child from the house is a major change in a parent’s life. For most, the empty nest is the beginning of a time of freedom, wellbeing and financial growth.
However, for some parents it can become a time of marital strife, boredom, purposelessness and depression. The empty nest can be a time when relationships grow, old talents are found again and parents become coaches and mentors for their children rather than decision makers and financiers.
If you think you may be suffering from the symptoms of empty nest syndrome, discussing these difficulties during this life transition you are experiencing can help you understand how to deal with empty nest syndrome. It will help you prepare for or overcome empty nest syndrome and allow you to enjoy facing a new phase of your life.
“My passion is ensuring that every adult is mentally ready to succeed in all transitions that comprise the adult years. The meaning in my life comes from helping my patients see themselves, their situation, their future, and the entire world with new eyes and a newly courageous attitude.