Can Empty Nesters Still Have a Happy Marriage? – WSJ.com

Many people look forward to an empty nest—when the kids finally move out—so they can get back to all the fun things they used to do together as a couple before diapers and car pools and homework took over their lives.

Couples eagerly awaiting this day might be in for a surprise. In the sudden quiet may come the discovery that years on a treadmill—raising children, building careers—have left them very different people than they were in the their 20s or 30s. In short: They’ve woken up with a stranger.

via Can Empty Nesters Still Have a Happy Marriage? – WSJ.com.

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