Last week, Shawn and Jean began to talk about what happens when your kids grow up and leave you with an empty nest. This week, they share five common issues that parents deal with as their kids leave home, and what steps they can take to cope with this stage of life.
The Fear That You Are No Longer NeededStarting at 10 min46 sec
Do parents actually become addicted to being needed?
Fear of Kids Failing to LaunchStarting at 17 min39 sec
Do you fear that your kid won't "make it"?
The Fear of Failing Your Kids as a ParentStarting at 22 min02 sec
Were you a thorough enough parent? Do you have regrets or lost opportunities?
The Fear of a Change in Your MarriageStarting at 34 min20 sec
How does a marriage change when your kids are no longer home?
The Fear of Being OldStarting at 39 min04 sec
The realization that you are in the later stages of your life.