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» The Empty Nest: Opportunity or Crisis? - Psych Central

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Feelings of loss and anxiety about change when the last child leaves home are normal. But it often has been pathologized in popular culture as a disorder,

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marsdentherapy's curator insight, October 1, 2013 2:31 PM

The last child leaving home might be a boundary experience, an existential crisis leading to emotional growth or despair. Their return three years later with a beard and a bad attitude may also be a crisis! Brief guide to the Empty Nest Syndrome.

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4 Things They Never Tell You About Empty Nest Syndrome - Huffington Post

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4 Things They Never Tell You About Empty Nest Syndrome
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Just over a month ago, my oldest child left home for his freshman year of college. My husband drove him the four and a half hours it takes to get to Boston from our house.
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Who Gets the Family Dog After Divorce? - Huffington Post

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Who Gets the Family Dog After Divorce?
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Do you refer to your devoted dog as if he or she is a highly adored member of the family?

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Size matters: Small homes can offer big gains - The Seattle Times

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Size matters: Small homes can offer big gains
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For example, here's an email comment from a reader following a previous EcoConsumer column about small homes: “Your article suggesting to me that I buy/build a smaller home ...
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Help to buy homeowners praise Pickles - 24dash (press release)

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Help to buy homeowners praise Pickles
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The minister said that viewing properties on the 104-home development brought back memories of buying his first home.
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How I Found The Old Me After My Kids Went To College - Huffington Post

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How I Found The Old Me After My Kids Went To College
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They're coming home for Thanksgiving in search of homemade meals, a warm bed, and sleep. So I've been thinking... maybe I could leave town for awhile?
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5 Ways To Ease The Transition To An Empty Nest - Business Balla

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Blake Smith's curator insight, March 30, 2013 9:28 AM

Many people look forward to the day their children leave home. No dirty socks lying around, no worrying about curfews, no preparing food at all hours of the day. But others foresee boredom, lack of identity, and sadness a ...

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How to Overcome Empty Nest Syndrome | Psychology Today

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Filling the psychological void when your last child leaves home By Guy Winch, Ph.D....
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Empty nest | Daughters of Tomorrow

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My youngest is away on a school camp. The same camp older two went when they were in grade 6. I am not sure what is with mothers and their youngest child..When Yaya went to the camp, I missed her terribly, same with my ...
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