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Shenita Sanders, MA, CPPC

4 Ways to Cope With Empty Nest Syndrome


Most colleges and universities will begin classes next week. That means the kids are leaving to go back to school. During this time, many people experience Empty Nest Syndrome. Empty Nest Syndrome is a feeling of grief or loneliness parents feel when children leave the home. Do you know anyone who struggles with Empty Nest Syndome? Don’t worry. Here are a few helpful tips to help you cope.

1. Recognize that you are dealing with real grief. Be willing to talk with healthy and safe people about what you are experiencing. Journaling is a wonderful way to process your thoughts and feelings.

2. Now that you have more free time on your hands, begin looking into a new hobby. Is there something that you have always wanted to try? Well, now is a great time to invest into yourself. Also remember that volunteering your time is a wonderful way to cope with loneliness.

3. Get familiar with technology. Using social media and text messaging are wonderful ways to shorten the distance between you and your loved ones.

4. Hiring me! As a Life Transition Specialist, my job is to help you navigate life’s twists and turns. Sometimes talking to a professional can help you make a smoother transition and give you the proper support.

How do you cope with loneliness?
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