Share your feelings and awarenesses with one another.
- You may feel a sense of emptiness and loneliness.
- You are delighted to see emails from your kids or have them call you.
- Your grocery bills are lower.
- Abandoned pets need feeding.
- There's food in the refrigerator.
- The house stays clean.
- You look forward to receiving pictures from the kids.
- You only have to wash clothes and towels once a week.
- Your calendar is often just as busy as it ever was, but it is filled with fun things to do with one another.
- Your home is quiet.
- There's hot water when you want it.
- The phone rings less.
- Your water bill takes a dive.
- You can use the computer whenever you want.
- Your attic is full of boxes of the kids' mementoes and belongings they need stored for awhile.
- You may keep some of your kids' favorite stuffed animals or toys where you can see them.
- You notice that when the kids visit, you have to pick up the pace of your life again during their stay.
- You can make love on the living room sofa in the middle of the day.
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