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empty nest syndrome and middle age | empty nest syndrome and middle age

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The woman wept into her cell phone as she pushed her shopping cart recently in a big-box discount store. “It’s like a death,” she wailed. “I’m glad for them that they’re in college but it’s grief like they died.” I wanted to wend through the aisles of the store in pursuit and tell her “Yes!! It...
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As you can probably tell from my last blog entry, a thinly disguised piece of flash fiction where the main character should have been named Robin, not Jenna, I've been very depressed about empty nest syndrome and middle-age lately, even though my kids pretty much moved out four years ago....