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Tips for couples becoming empty nesters

August 22, 2016 | by Natalie Caine | 2 Comments


Natalie was recently interviewed for an article at the Chicago Tribune. You can read the article in its entirety at ChicagoTribune.com.

Below is an excerpt:

“One of the biggest challenges is unrealistic expectations,” said Natalie Caine, who offers empty nest counseling in Los Angeles.

She remembers taking her only daughter to college in New York, giving her a goodbye hug, and then, on her way back to Los Angeles, it hit her.

“I just sobbed and sobbed,” she said. She realized, “Oh my God, this is really happening. We’re really this far apart. I won’t be seeing her tonight or tomorrow morning.”

2 Responses

  1. Cindy says:

    I need to talk, Im full of emotions and although she just graduated her undergrad – she was only an hour from home. Now she is 4 hours away and has officially moved into her own place for medical school. 🙁

    • Andrea says:

      It is very hard. Sounds like the two of you had a great relationship. I feel this makes it harder. This is some cruel joke on mothers that no one told us about . I miss my girl so much at times I feel like I am going to cry forever. She’s only 20 min. away . She just moved out and it hit me like a ton of bricks. Sad

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