Empty Nest Syndrome

Ask a Clinician: How Do I Make The Best Out Of An Empty Nest?

It’s been almost a month. Your child or loved one has been off at  college, making new friends, acclimating themselves to the campus and hitting the books hard (hopefully). Maybe they’ve already found a job and moved out.

But you, as their parent or guardian, may have noticed something different in the last four weeks. Something is off. Suddenly, you realize that the loud music that once shook your house has been replaced with silence. The laundry seems lighter. There’s one less person to talk to at the dinner table about their day.You may be living in an empty nest.

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