Empty Nest: iVillage Community

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Empty Nest Message Board

Welcome to the Empty Nest board. Now that your children are out of the house, you have an opportunity to explore new directions and discover a new identity for yourself. Open your mind to the possibilities! 


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I love having a place to talk to people about not only the "empty nest syndrome" as some call it, but the positive aspects of having your home back to status quo. I like our discussions about what to do with our free time, how and when to redo "the room", about our looming retirement years with relocation on the horizon, about the possibilities and realities of downsizing our now too-large homes. I really enjoy everyone's input because it is nice to know that I'm not alone when I say that I miss my child, yet I am happy to see him being the responsible and upstanding citizen I hoped that I could raise. It's fun to talk to others in a similar situation, and it's a good feeling to know that maybe something I've said or something we've discussed here on the Empty Nest board is of help to another who is just embarking on this new phase of their lives.

-- cl-twig04


I love the friendships I have formed here, the feeling of family and the safe way I feel when I come here and can discuss anything.

-- veercan2005

I really like the sense of community and friendship I find here. We all are busy at different times, and it seems like coming home whenever I have the opportunity to pop back in for a few minutes.

-- tmaquilter

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