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How to be okay with your children leaving home

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Empty-nest syndrome is a common feeling after having one’s children leave home. These methods of recovery can help ease the pain of missing your children.

Rated 1 point - posted 7 years ago by kris in category Home.
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If your children have not left yet, take time to make sure that they are self-sufficient Report Abuse
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Be excited for your child’s upcoming opportunity; not worried about negative outcomes Report Abuse
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Assure your child that they can return home at any time Report Abuse
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Do not wish for your child to come back home, even if things are hard at first Report Abuse
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Invest in a cell phone for phone calls Report Abuse
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Schedule a time to call each week Report Abuse
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Do not call whenever you have the urge; it may be perceived as over-bearing Report Abuse
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Send emails if chatting on the phone is not an option Report Abuse
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Texting can be used to send quick messages Report Abuse
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Allow yourself time to grieve Report Abuse
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Do not be offended or upset if your child does not reply immediately; they are simply getting settled in their new, busy lifestyle Report Abuse
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Be patient with yourself Report Abuse
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Treat yourself to things you enjoy; go to a spa Report Abuse
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Keep a journal to express your feelings Report Abuse
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Build new friendships Report Abuse
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Use the new time on your hands to take up a hobby Report Abuse
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Volunteer in your community Report Abuse
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Rediscover your relationship with your spouse Report Abuse
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Focus on some of the positive aspects of having your child move out: lower utility bills, more free time, etc. Report Abuse
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