Article Summary by Christian Hadley
Many parents stay constantly busy. There seems to always be a sporting event, practice or maybe a recital. Let’s face it, your children’s lives become the main focus and that is what keeps you busy and social. You become the all-star parent that is always present. We usually don't think about what will happen when all the babies leave the nest and head off in the world to create their own lives. In this article, “Rituals for Transcending Loneliness,” the author states that loneliness can occur when your children leave the nest. She suggest three beneficial things you can do to insure loneliness doesn't take over your new normal:
1. Get out.
2. Build a safety net.
3. Reframe your time alone.
If you find yourself stuck in a state of loneliness and you've tried these three suggestions, feel free to contact us at SHAW Center for Healing. We understand the transition from a full nest to an empty one and we’d love to be there for you and help with this transition as much as possible. To read the full article, click here.
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