The "Empty Nest" Syndrome ..... but where is the "free bird" now ? & when does that phase/time start ?

The "Empty Nest"  Syndrome ..... but where is the "free bird" now ?   & when does that phase/time start ?



Kids are in high school ...or early college.  Do they need you now ? Yes - they do ( of course ...they are not earning yet ).  But do they want to be with you given a choice ? They have their whole life unfolding in front of them.. They are working through hundreds of their own issues - with friendships ,  school , tests, career choices....They are building a life. You love them , they love you. But you are probably not high on their list of priorities...