The Empty Nest

Some empty nesters prefer to shut the bedroom door firmly for a couple of weeks, while others can't resist the temptation to sniff their children's clothes, even though it only makes them feel worse. The empty nest has many stages, ...

Author: Celia Dodd

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780748118458

Category: Family & Relationships

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Newly updated, The Empty Nest is an uplifting, practical and inspiring guide to adjusting to life after your children leave home. More than half a million parents confront the empty nest for the first time each year. It is one of the most challenging phases of parenting, often creating feelings of loss, lack of purpose and crisis of identity which can lead to depression. Yet it receives little recognition. And contrary to popular opinion it doesn't only affect women who've put their careers on hold: working mothers and fathers suffer too. Equally, it can be a period of liberation and discovery of new challenges, when marriages long overstressed by childcare can be rejuvenated. The Empty Nest includes case studies documenting a wide range of experiences of parents living through an empty nest; expert comment and advice; plenty of practical ideas, inspiration and tips. This encouraging, empowering books helps you to focus on the positive as well as how to handle the changing relationship with your children to ensure a fulfilling and good relationship going forward, an area of parenting often ignored.
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Refeathering the Empty Nest

The earliest reference to “empty nest syndrome” appears to be in a study by Eva Y. Deykin, Shirley Jacobson, Maida Solomon, and Gerald Klerman called, “The empty nest: Psychosocial aspects of conflict be- tween depressed women and their ...

Author: Wendy Aronsson

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781442224032

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 240

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Many parents have demonstrated a desire to parent skillfully and artfully. They read the latest child development and parenting books, configure their schedules to accommodate the social and educational lives of their children, and focus like lasers on their childrens’ well-being. Many have made an enormous emotional and financial investment in raising their children. But children grow up, they move out, they create their own lives and their own homes. The role of the parent changes, diminishes, and evolves. The life phase that begins in preparation for an “empty nest” and continues until parents re-feather the nest has no official name, yet it represents a profound shift from the rigors of daily parenting to a period of self-reflection and reorientation. Here, Wendy Aronsson centers on that experience, capturing the realities of the emotions and life changes that come on gradually, and sometimes proceed in fits and starts. Refeathering the Empty Nest is for any parent preparing for the departure from home of their youngest child. It is for those who wish to move forward productively, both in their new parenting role and in their roles as spouse, employee, friend, neighbor, and self. Using real stories throughout, Aronsson shows how people have managed these changes, how they’ve reignited the passion in their marriages or moved on from bad matches, how they’ve rediscovered old interests and talents, and how they’ve reinvented their relationships with their children as well. These stories provide hope and guidance to anyone whose nest is about to empty as well as those whose nests already are.
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The Empty Nest

Cover Design: Faceout Books, faceout.com Typesetting: Lisa Parnell, lparnell.com ISBN-13: 978-1-938267-17-8 (eBook) Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data Fitzpatrick, Elyse, 1950–The empty nest : finding hope in your ...

Author: Elyse Fitzpatrick

Publisher: New Growth Press

ISBN: 9781938267178

Category: Religion

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Your children are growing up and leaving home. You know this is a good thing, but at the same time, you're wondering who you are when you're not busy being your children's mother. You know this is a new season of life, but it's hard not to look back with longing and sometimes regret. How do you adjust to this new season of life? Elyse Fitzpatrick helps you see that Christ understands and sympathizes with you in this often vulnerable time. Unpacking the opportunities and challenges it presents, she offers encouragement that this can also be a season of fruitfulness in your life, as you draw near to God and see new opportunities to love those around you.
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The Empty Nest

Periodically, however, Bert and I went somewhere romantic, just the two of us, and consummated the marriage at will, which is precisely what the Empty Nest made possible 24/7—except when our grown-up children return these days for a ...

Author: Karen Stabiner

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780316272575

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 320

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A heartwarming, wry, and often surprising collection of essays about the next rite of passage for Baby Boomers: what happens when the kids leave home As the baby boom generation ages -- the oldest are now turning sixty -- many of them are learning to deal with a whole new way of life, after the last child has finally moved out and they are, once again, alone. It's the same milestone their own parents faced, but as with so many other markers, this generation approaches it in a whole new way. In this fascinating collection, journalist Karen Stabiner has assembled essays from thirty-one writers about their own experience with the empty nest. Parents whose children left home last week join those with grandchildren to explore how life changes once the offspring leave (unless, of course, they move back in again later). They represent the full range of experience -- from traditional nuclear families to single parents to gay parents to grandparents -- with humor, grace, and poignancy.
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Finding Joy in the Empty Nest

Over the last couple of years, I have asked hundreds of people in focus groups and at conferences to talk with me about the empty nest. I talked to singles, couples, those just beginning to prepare for the empty nest, and those old ...

Author: Jim Burns, Ph.D

Publisher: Zondervan

ISBN: 9780310362630

Category: Religion

Page: 192

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When the kids are gone, you can discover a richer, deeper, and more fulfilling life than you ever imagined! Whether you've been looking forward to it or dreading it, the experience of coming home to an empty nest brings with it a well of emotions, realizations, and one gigantic, all-consuming thought: Now what? As an empty nester, the options before you are practically limitless--a fact that can be as exciting as it is terrifying. In this book, Jim Burns combines his personal experiences with extensive research, interviews with other empty nesters, and his professional work as a family educator to help you navigate your new life as an empty nester and find joy in the opportunities for life-change before you. Rather than offering shallow suggestions of hobbies you should take up, Burns encourages you to actively pursue a fresh start, reinvent yourself, and thrive beyond this new stage. To help you do this, he equips you with practical advice and timeless principles, including how to: Change the relationship you once had with your children--for the better Face big issues (like aging parents, finances, and kids returning home) with confidence And rekindle your fire and purpose to live with passion day by day Amid his wealth of know-how, you'll uncover what may be the most important takeaway of all: hope that the best is yet to come.
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The Empty Nest Chronicles

All empty nesters need other empty nesters to commiserate with. For Sue and me, it's our longtimefriends ... If that weren't enough, Tim brought up a dog he found in the quad and put the pooch in the empty room. She was later released, ...

Author: Jerry Zezima

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9781491701669

Category: Humor

Page: 188

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Humorist Jerry Zezima has always had an empty head. Now that his two daughters have flown the coop, he and his wife have an empty nest. The girls aren't completely out of the house, of course, because a lot of their stuff is still there. Written with warmth and hilarity, "The Empty Nest Chronicles" is sure to appeal to parents who miss their kids but now have a chance to rediscover each other, to recall what life was like BC (Before Children), and to ask the eternal empty-nester question: Are we having fun yet? Praise for "The Empty Nest Chronicles" " 'The Empty Nest Chronicles' is brimming with laughs." — Bill Geist, "CBS News Sunday Morning" correspondent "Reading 'The Empty Nest Chronicles' is like having a hilarious conversation with the nicest guy you'll ever meet. Self-deprecating, gentle, and really funny." — W. Bruce Cameron, New York Times bestselling author of "8 Simple Rules for Dating My Teenage Daughter," "A Dog's Purpose," and "A Dog's Journey"
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Preparing Adjusting and Loving the Empty Nest

Once I wrapped up Empty Nest, What's Next? and began speaking about it, many folks offered numerous different topics I didn't have room to cover in the first book. It is therefore with great excitement that I present Preparing, ...

Author: Michele Howe

Publisher: Hendrickson Publishers

ISBN: 9781683071426

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 166

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After Empty Nest, What's Next? Parenting Adult Children without Losing Your Mind, readers asked author Michele Howe for more—covering topics not discussed in the first book, along with questions at the end of each chapter for personal or group discussions. With Preparing, Adjusting, and Loving the Empty Nest, Howe provides expanded practical tips and spiritual wisdom in a three-part primer to help parents in this transitional time of life—helping them look to the future with hope as empty nesters. Preparing, Adjusting, and Loving the Empty Nest covers new and more in-depth topics related to the empty-nest stage of life. The author invites you to sit down and "linger a while in all things empty nest related—then go a step further and reflect upon the life lessons other empty-nest parents have discovered." Sample chapters include: Helping Your High School Kids Ready Themselves to Face the World Budgeting Is a Family Affair Generating a Strong Bond of Trust That Will Handle the Separation Handling Those Lonely Feelings Never, Ever Compare Your Journey to Others Work at Making Coming Home Special for Your Grown Children
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Barbara and Susan s Guide to the Empty Nest

The end of mothering and the beginning of the empty nest is like the meeting of the ocean with dry land. In some places the shoreline is cragged, wild, and perilous, while in other locations the ocean rolls gently onto a smooth, ...

Author: Barbara Rainey

Publisher: Bethany House

ISBN: 9781441230980

Category: Religion

Page: 256

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Discover New Passion and Purpose after the Kids Leave Home Many women approaching their empty-nest years do so with mixed emotions--feeling grief for what is no more but also excitement for what lies ahead. Barbara Rainey and Susan Yates are seasoned empty nesters, and they know firsthand the ups and downs, the uncertainty and challenges that accompany this new stage of life. Although Mom is a lifelong role, the job description changes significantly when the kids are grown. Questions abound: Who am I now? How do I relate to my kids? How will my marriage be affected? Where am I needed? Every woman in this stage needs to determine her own redefined role as wife, mother, friend, and more. Offering practical advice and biblical guidance, along with inspiring personal stories of women who have discovered how to live a meaningful life during the "second half," Barbara and Susan help you work out how to flourish and thrive in your own empty nests.
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The Empty Nest

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Author: Josephine Lawrence

Publisher:

ISBN: CORNELL:31924014517290

Category: Marriage

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Novel of Adair Moreland, and how she helps her children after their marriages.
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The Empty Nest the Second Time Around

I watched as a mother bird industriously built the nest. She lovingly cared for the eggs, and baby birds. One day they were gone, and only the empty nest remained. I was also an empty nester now, the second time, since my grandchildren ...

Author: Ejay Wyndesh

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9780595405299

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 260

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In a series of heartwarming essays, author Ejay Wyndesh shares the wisdom and perspective gleaned from her early childhood through her senior citizen years to encourage women who suffer from "empty nest syndrome." Follow Wyndesh through her various experiences, from growing up with immigrant grandparents to the angst of adolescence, and from being a mother to being a great-grandmother. Each stage of her life shaped her in a different way, and Wyndesh artfully expresses these changes in The Empty Nest the Second Time Around. At the heart of Wyndesh's journey is her appreciation of previous generations' traditions and loyalties. Decades of heartwarming, family-oriented experiences provide a realistic background for Wyndesh's essays. Through her prose, she teaches upcoming generations that loving and honoring family is fun work, and that dedicating yourself and your life to obeying and serving God will strengthen your family tree's branches for the future. But it's also important to recognize your progress through the years and how each new level changes your perspective. If you're feeling depressed by your empty nest, take a moment to ponder Wyndesh's uplifting insights. They'll inspire you to cherish your family memories and pass them on to future generations.
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