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To make life easier after your kids move away from home, and to help with empty nest syndrome, find something to look forward to. Whether it's visiting your children or taking a vacation - by yourself, with your spouse or with friends - it will keep your mind on something positive. Also, be sure to find a way to communicate regularly with the kids by phone, e-mail or letters. Keep in mind that this is an invigorating time in your relationship with your child - a chance to go from being a teenager's parent to a young adult's vital, trusted friend.