After college, or during college for some, most people go through life as bachelors.
This is quickly followed by the stage of being a father or a mother, when children dramatically make their debut into this world.
Then follows the tedious, but welcome, stage where parents lovingly raise their young children, starting with the sleepless nights which seem endless, as the infants mark their territory and declare that they can only be ignored at the parent’s peril. At this point, the thought of them ever leaving home is a non-issue. They slowly, but surely, however, learn how to do things on their own, for themselves.
Before long, the children grow into the teenagers, and they slowly start sending clear signs of wanting to be left alone. They want the parents to loosen the grip and give them some space. They can’t wait to be independent. The teenagers are at this stage busy developing networks and attachments with friends as they slowly inch away into a world of their own. Continue Reading "Coping With The Quiet After Children Leave The Nest"