Easing Into an Empty Nest

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How do I cope with Empty Nest Syndrome?

Easing Into an Empty Nest

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.



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