Relationships

Learning to be Single Again

Couples who have been together long enough to raise children are used to sharing their lives with each other, and...

Relationships

Reconnecting with a Former Spouse

When a marriage breaks up after many years, both people might be devastated. They made a commitment, built a life...

Relationships

Awkward Adventures in Dating

People with experience in life know it is important to face any situation with a positive attitude, and those who...

Relationships

A Partner for Socializing

People with a great deal of life experience have learned that putting off fun is a bad way to live,...

Relationships

Living a Real Life

Some people seem to become more prim and proper as they get older, but others learn to relax and loosen...

Love

When the Nest Refills

Couples who have discovered it is time to divorce because they no longer have the children to worry about should...

Many couples put off taking time to be together, and they often find this is a problem once their children have grown and moved away from home. Empty nest syndrome has been the bane of many parents, and they suddenly find they have nothing in common. Some people learn to embrace the extra time they have together, but others find they would rather end the relationship because they have drifted too far apart.

Having a partner, one who has been there for many years, is a comfort to people. They become used to going out to social events together, and they also have someone to depend upon when life becomes difficult. This does not necessarily mean the couple can communicate successfully when there is no crisis to overcome or event both wish to attend, and couples are shocked to find they no longer have the same feelings for each other. It takes a great deal of hard work to remedy this situation, and some couples would rather not make the investment.