Empty Nest Syndrome
Empty nest syndrome refers to feelings of depression, sadness, and, or grief experienced by parents and caregivers after children come of age and leave their childhood homes. This may occur when children go to college or get married.
This article from Psychology Today describes the symptoms, causes and treatment of this transition period. Worth a read if you’re children are about to leave home to make their own way in the world.
If you are suffering from a loss of purpose, direction, identity or company now that your children have flown the nest, then get in touch with Dare2Change and discuss how you could turn the sadness of the end of an era into the excitement of a new chapter in your life.