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When Your Children Have Left For College

In Lifestyle, Parenting by Elizabeth Stephenson

We love our children and spend countless hours doting on them, keeping them entertained, tolerating their teenage years, and planning for them to go to college. But what do we do when it actually happens and your children leave home for college? Referred to as “empty nest” syndrome, the sudden absence of your children from your daily life can be a shock to the system. There is a big gap physically and emotionally, which can lead to sadness and restlessness. It is therefore important to be mindful of this change and to take steps to exercise self-care. Here are some friendly suggestions If you are in a relationship, reconnect with your partner. So much of your time and energy has been spent in your relationship with your children that you …