The Empty Nest: Positive Benefits of the Empty Nest

Positive Benefits of the Empty Nest

Here is a short list of benefits of the empty nest compiled from our focus groups. Undoubtedly you will be able to add many more to it:

  1. You can revive romance.
  2. Your kids come back to visit, and you can schedule regular times to connect.
  3. It’s easier to get a good night’s sleep.
  4. You have more time, and your time is your own.
  5. Your home is cleaner and more well organized.
  6. You can create new routines and new rules.
  7. You can move forward with things that were on the back burner.
  8. You can take more trips.
  9. You can make plans without smaller kids in the picture.
  10. You can enjoy your grandchildren and then hand them back.
  11. You can rediscover an old passion or interest.
  12. You can find rest more easily and invigorate your soul.
  13. You can spend more time with friends and family.
  14. You can spend more time in community involvement.

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Jim Burns

Jim Burns is the president of HomeWord. He speaks to thousands of people around the world each year. He has close to 2 million resources in print in 20 languages. He primarily writes and speaks on the values of HomeWord, which are: Strong Marriages, Confident Parents, Empowered Kids, and Healthy Leaders. Some of his most popular books are: Confident Parenting, The Purity Code, Creating an Intimate Marriage, Closer, and Doing Life with Your Adult Children. Jim and his wife, Cathy, live in Southern California and have three grown daughters, Christy, Rebecca, and Heidi; three sons-in-law, Steve and Matt, and Andy; and three grandchildren, James, Charlotte and Huxley.

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