Empty nest

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Empty nest
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Sat, 05-14-2011 - 3:20pm

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/01/20/health/20well.html

Very good article on Empty Nest.

On a personal level I am a person who needs a lot of alone time to destress.

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Sun, 05-15-2011 - 7:56am

That doesn't really surprise me. We are recent empty-nesters, and so far we are not the least bit depressed about it, lol. We both have many things to do, and now we can do them without having to juggle a third person in the equation. The stress is vastly reduced and just something as simple as being able to talk over coffee in the morning is nice. Oh, and I am like you. It is wonderful to have time all by my lonely. If dh takes a trip, for example, I can do exactly as

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Sun, 05-15-2011 - 8:06am

This is going to sound terrible but last year when DH had to go away for a few days on a business trip I looked forward to it.

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Sun, 05-15-2011 - 8:13am

"We did not realize it until we experienced it but privacy can be more of an issue with an older child living at home than a younger one because their schedule is thier own so you do not know when they will be there or not."

No flipping kidding, and it is not even about sex necessarily, just in general having a bit of peace and quiet.

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Mon, 05-16-2011 - 12:20pm

DH and i dated about 2 years before we married and were married five years before we had kids, we

 

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Mon, 05-16-2011 - 3:10pm
I also need alone time to de-stress. When I have a day when I've rushed around right up until bedtime, I know I ought to go to bed, but I have to stay up and just sit in silence for a while first.
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Mon, 05-16-2011 - 7:51pm