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About to be an Empty Nester? Advice from HERdacity Members on How They Handled the Transition

The empty nest. As the summer days dwindle down and grown children begin to leave for new adventures, many families are facing a life-shaping transition in their households. The empty nest is actually regarded as a syndrome: “a feeling of loneliness or sadness that occurs among parents after children grow up and leave home.”  While coping with the transition is undeniably difficult, creating a new identity can also be considered a daring new challenge.  We asked our very own daring community of HERdacity women about their experience with ’empty nesting’ and received some inspiring wisdom. Here are some highlights from our campfire discussion and our other social media platforms: From HERdacity Member Bfierce “I am living this as we speak.  My oldest is going to be a senior in HS next year, and my youngest is entering high school.  Compounding the sense of loss and confusion for me is the fact that for the past twelve years my…

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