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Chicken Soup for the Soul: Empty Nesters

101 Stories about Surviving and Thriving When the Kids Leave Home

Empty Nesters... You have the whole nest to yourself... and that’s not bad! You’ll appreciate these 101 stories about surviving and thriving when the kids leave home.

You think that saying goodbye to the kids is going to be tough... but then you discover the new you — with free time, a clean kitchen, and unlimited possibilities.

This terrific book for empty nesters or soon-to-be empty nesters contains 101 stories written by parents who have been there already and share their experiences. You will be amused, inspired, and supported by stories from parents — and those almost grown-up kids — about:

  • parents and children learning to separate
  • the bittersweet thrill of clean bedrooms
  • rediscovering spouses and friends
  • starting new careers and hobbies
  • traveling and enjoying new freedom
  • handling the continuing, and often humorous, needs of “adult” children

Photograph by Derek Smith

Jack Canfield is co-creator of the Chicken Soup for the Soul® series, which includes forty New York Times bestsellers, and coauthor of The Success Principles: How to Get from Where You Are to Where You Want to Be. He is a leader in the field of personal transformation and peak performance and is currently CEO of the Canfield Training Group and Founder and Chairman of the Board of The Foundation for Self-Esteem. An internationally renowned corporate trainer and keynote speaker, he lives in Santa Barbara, California.

 Mark Victor Hansen is a co-founder of Chicken Soup for the Soul.