Although it's difficult to accept your child's new independence, you have to let them out of your wings so they may grow up and be able to stay on their feet, make their family, and raise children of their own, while you get better at your attempt to deal with Empty Nest Syndrome.
You may cringe at your child's methods of doing things because they are employing different techniques from what you use, but it would be good if you understand that their different thought processes don't necessarily mean they are doing wrong things and you don't have to check up on their decisions constantly.
If their techniques eventually produce wrong results, try not to swoop in and save the situation as your child doesn't want that; they want to be able to make their mistakes in life, learn from them, and formulate appropriate procedures to avoid such failures in future situations.
Instead of giving unwarranted advice and lessons that may cause them to avoid you, wait for them to come to you when they need your advice, ideas, or opinions, allowing them to have you as their confidant or adviser when things go wrong and giving you the chance to be a parent again.
With your children leaving and you possessing a large amount of time at your disposal, you can reconnect with your partner and get the romantic part of your marriage back on track by engaging in loving activities.
Reconnecting with them can help you deal with Empty Nest Syndrome, and a great way to start is by visiting restaurants and food festivals to enjoy delicious meals together or even create great meals in your home.
You can also get your groove on and become regulars at clubs, dancing classes, or music concerts, creating an opportunity to bond with your partner over good music and dance.
Similarly, you can get out of your current location for a vacation in a nice resort in another state or country, permitting you to get well-deserved rest while lounging in each other's arms on whatever beach you choose.
It's understandable to be dismayed at your child's leaving but you can only deal with Empty Nest Syndrome if you understand that they have to go and live their life.
To deal with the syndrome effectively, you should desist from continuously checking in on them, identify new roles to immerse yourself in your community, re-discover yourself, seek new challenges, and re-discover your relationship with your partner.
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