While diagnosed in the early turn of the century, (1914) many debunk Empty Nest Syndrome as not being real at all. Studies find that more parents, while sad at the good bye, are generally happy and relieved to have back their freedom. They get to know each other again, and strengthen their marriage, they travel and pursue the hobbies that they had “set aside” while raising kids. Many marriages became so focused on their kids, after they leave they discover they really do not have a marriage at all. Their has become a recognition of the “Gray divorce” in which people over 50 are separating. Overall, relationships are improving, even with their children! There are no more household conflicts regarding responsibilities and parents can enjoy their kids when they see them.
- Though introduced as a depressive state women, in particular went through, there are many reasons that the Empty Nest Syndrome is not all together true.
- Many couples redefine themselves, good marriages get better and others realize that there is nothing really holding them together and they get divorced.
- There is a greater sense of freedom, for both the kids and the parents. You get to do things that were on the back burner. It also creates a better relationship with your new young adult children.
“Parents miss their kids but may find each other (and themselves) again.”