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 off to college or get married.
Empty nest syndrome is not a clinical diagnosis, but rather describes a transition period in which many people experience feelings of loneliness or loss.
If you are experiencing empty nest syndrome, are feeling distressed because you worry your life has lost meaning, or if you are crying excessively and are so sad that you don't want to see friends or go to work, you should consider seeking professional help.
On this Podcast, my special guest, Audris Dickerson, is a Certified Life Coach and is certified in supervision and leadership will give us some tips on dealing with Empty Nest Syndrome as she too has experienced it when her own kids left the nest.