As a young adult, moving out of home to live independently for the first time is one of those normal rites of passage in life that most people take. Whether moving away to another city to work or study, or moving to a place of your own in the local area, this is an exciting and daunting time for many young people, and it can also be a period of emotional upheaval for parents.
Known as ‘empty nest syndrome’ this is a period of conflicting feelings for parents who find themselves without any children at home, and it can often bring on depression. As well as feeling the happy feelings such as pride in seeing their kids move on with their lives, they may also struggle with feelings of grief, loss and a sense of feeling redundant as they no longer have a child at home to care for.
There are many positive ways that you can adapt to these changes if you are feeling bereft after a child has moved out of home. One of the things that you can do is to look into moving to a smaller property – often, remaining in the family home can increase the feelings of loss, so finding a smaller place, like these Gloucestershire park homes, can be the positive change that you need.
Taking up a new hobby is also a good way to start to feel more like you again – it is a great time to focus on yourself – whether you want to further your career, learn a new skill or plan a holiday to somewhere that you have always wanted to go there are lots of options out there.