Empty nesting is something that couple’s therapists in Dr. Phillips are noting as one main reason why parents are beginning couple’s therapy in Dr. Phillips. An empty nest refers to the feelings that parents feel when their children leave the home for either career, school, or living on their own. It is a feeling that some parents dread while others look forward to it. Nevertheless, the majority of parents can agree that there needs to be a plan on how both can tackle empty nesting together.
A great way to be prepared for empty nesting is sitting down and planning. Plan a list of things that would be able to fill the need for fun and freedom. This could be planning trips, date nights, or even experiencing something new together. The empty nest doesn’t have to be all bad and can provide an opportunity for the couple to work more on building their quality time together as well. Have a plan and commit to it so that the marriage can still be prioritized. Also, take comfort in knowing that the preparation done to the kids is going to work and that they are ready for life.
Empty nesting doesn’t have to be an issue in the marriage. If you do find that having the kids leave creates more tension, don't delay in reaching for expert couples therapy in Dr. Phillips. Getting help for marriage issues quickly can be the best thing you do for your relationship and yourself. You deserve to enjoy all of life's stages and this is just one new stage for you to thrive in!
Heather Oller is the owner and founder of Orlando Thrive Therapy, Coaching, and Counseling. She is a licensed counselor and a family mediator who has over 23 years of dedicated work as a professional in the mental health field. Through her company's mission, she continues to pave the way for future therapists, and their clients, who want a higher quality of life....and who want to thrive, rather than just survive. You can contact Orlando Thrive Therapy at 407-592-8997 for more information.