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07/24/2014 11:17 am ET Updated Jul 24, 2014

Adjusting To An Empty Nest

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Parenting has been your job description over the past 18 plus years and daily routines have been etched into your life. With the preparation of the departure of your youngest (or only) child, disruption is in the air as your perception of major life changes increases. This disruption, estimated to affect around 25 million parents, triggers excitement, fear and sadness in varying mixes and degrees. Create opportunities out of uncertainties; turn fear of the unknown into opportunities for personal growth.

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