Empty Nest Syndrome

Empty Nest Syndrome

Empty nest syndrome is a feeling of grief and loneliness parents may feel when their children leave home for the first time. Some common situations are – when children leave to live on their own or to attend a college or university.

Most parents are likely to be affected by empty nest syndrome, though some factors can create a predisposition to it. Adults who are facing various stressful events in life such as menopause, moving away or retirement, the death of spouse are more likely to experience this syndrome. Some common conditions associated with empty nest syndrome are – sadness, loneliness, sense of loss of purpose, feelings of rejection, depression, stress and anxiety over the child’s welfare.

Empty nest syndrome

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Divorce after 50

 

Divorce at any age can feel daunting and scary. For those of us at a more mature age it can be more so. We may have given a good many years looking and caring for the one we are no longer with not to mention any children who have since flown the nest. We may experience a touch of empty nest syndrome or feel we are too old to start again.

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Tips for viewing a new property

Tips for viewing a new property

Tips on viewing a new property can help you make the right house move choice. Moving Home can be one of the most stressful things in life.

You may be looking for a new home for many different reasons and could be keen to move as soon as possible but more haste less speed is essential here.

It has been said that the average person spends only around 30 minutes viewing a property before making a decision – I can spend longer than that choosing a new pair of shoes.

When you are looking round a property here are some tips to make sure you know exactly what you are getting and the right questions to ask.  That way your new dream home will not become a nightmare.

 

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Too old to take driving lessons?

Too old to take driving lessons?

I have reached the age of 53 and still a non-driver.

It does not worry me – passing my driving test is not on my bucket list. Thankfully I have excellent transport links where I live.

Of course for some over 50s this is not the case – you may live in a rural area with poor transport (if any) and feel isolated from family and friends.

So is it too late to start driving lessons? –  Having done some research I am pleased to say that this is not the case.

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