It is the time you have been waiting for… and the time you have been dreading. The last child has left to strike out on their own. For two or three decades the two of you have raised a child or children to adulthood and you have thought about this as a time for rediscovery. There are steps that you can take to avoid “Empty Nest Syndrome”.
Prepare your child and yourself for their imminent departure well ahead of time. Dispel any thoughts that your offspring cannot make it on their own. Plan on how you will stay in touch with the kids. Begin focusing on your own personal needs, which you may have put on the back burner for years. And by all means do not hesitate to talk to someone about these new feelings.
If you live in San Antonio, Texas you have the great fortune of getting to know Martha Leesman. Marty is a licensed professional couples counselor in the Alamo City. For nearly 20 years she has assisted individuals and couples who are dealing with separation anxiety. Don’t go through Empty Nest Syndrome by yourself. Call Martha Leesman today at (210) 606-6861 and make an appointment to see her at her office located at 143 Sunset Road Suite 201.