Ease The Pain Of Empty Nest Syndrome

It is something that you have hoped and wished for them their whole, life, your kids are going off to college, and you couldn’t be prouder. However, when all the excitement of packing them up, and giving them a big send-off is done, it can leave home feeling a little empty, especially if they are the last of your brood to move out. This feeling is what is known as empty nest syndrome, and a lot of parents experience it when their kids grow up and move away, or go off to college. Luckily, there are activities that can help with this. Read on to find out what they are.


Look at the scrapbooks

One way to alleviate the pain of empty nest syndrome is to allow yourself some time to feel your feelings and really connect with them. After all, it’s only natural that you will grieve for that part of your life for a while.

Something that can help you do this is to go through old photo albums and scrapbooks that document your kid’s childhood. This can work well because it not only help you remember them and all the good time, buts also how far they have come with your help and encouragement as well.  

Empty nest syndrome can happen when your children move out or go to college. Picture here


Write a letter

Letter writing is something of a lost art these days. What with the internet and mobile phones. However, something that can be incredibly enjoyable to do is to use personalized stationery like the items available on this website and use them to send a letter to the child that has moved out of Home.

This can work so well for empty nesters because it shows that you care enough to take the time out to write a proper letter, something that can help you retain that connection with your child. Also, it opens up a pleasant and hopefully regular form of staying in touch that your child can reciprocate, giving you something to look forward to when you are missing them as well.


Find a new hobby

It can also be hugely helpful to fill any additional time that you find yourself with by taking up a new hobby or expanding your social life. Of course, this can seem pretty tough. Especially if you have spent the last 18 years or so dedicated to the kids, as you may be out a bit out of practice.

However, if you give it a chance, you can have a lot of fun and meet a plenty of new people. Something that not only can ease the pain of empty nest syndrome but also something you deserve after all that time spent looking for someone else.


Remind yourself that they will be back during the holidays

Last, of all, remember to remind yourself that if your child has gone away to college, they will be back in a few months. Back to raid your cupboards and bringing big bags of washing home. Something that is bound to make you feel better when you are feeling a little blue. After all, they do have plenty of vacation time, and they will usually spend it where they get fed and watered for free, aka your house!

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