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How to Find Fulfillment When the Kids Leave Home with Judy Holland

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How to Find Fulfillment When the Kids Leave Home with Judy Holland

Have you been counting the days until your children finally leave the nest for good? When that day comes, a surprising feeling of emptiness may overwhelm you as a parent. But when the kids leave home, this can still be a time full of love, joy, and rebirth. Dr. Terri talks with Judy Holland, journalism mogul and author of the new book “HappiNest: Finding Fulfillment When Your Kids Leave the Home.” Judy discusses dealing with “boomerang” children and how you can reinvent yourself in the second half of life.

On today's episode:

:30 - Judy's background and motivation for her book

5:00 - The importance of fun and novelty after your children leave home

12:35 - How Judy's book has impacted her views on relationships and millenials

17:15 - Listening to your adult children

20:00 - Boomerang children and final thoughts 

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Judy_Holland_152579991.jpgJudy Holland is an author, political correspondent, and journalism mogul.  She has over 30 years of experience as a journalist, including 13 in the Washington Bureau of Hearst Newspapers, where she served as national editor. She has also served as Capitol Hill Correspondent and president of the Washington Press Club Foundation, a non-profit championing female pioneers in journalism.  Her stories have appeared in countless publications such as The Washington Post and The Boston Globe, as well as Washingtonian magazine. Her new book “HappiNest: Finding Fulfillment When Your Kids Leave Home” teaches empty-nest parents how to reinvent themselves in a new and exciting chapter of their lives

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About Dr. Terri Orbuch:

Dr. Terri Orbuch (aka The Love Doctor®) is an internationally recognized relationship expert, author, speaker, professor at Oakland University, and research scientist at the University of Michigan’s Institute for Social Research. She is also the director of a landmark study, funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), where she has been following the same couples for almost 3 decades.

Dr. Orbuch is widely published in scientific journals and the author of “5 Simple Steps to Take Your Marriage From Good to Great” and “Finding Love Again: 6 Simple Steps to a New and Happy Relationship.” Her practical science-based advice has led to being featured in publications in The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Reader’s Digest, USA Today, Women’s Health, Cosmopolitan, and TIME magazine, and appearances on The Today Show, MSNBC, The Katie Couric Show, ESPN, HuffPost Live, and CNN.

She writes articles at Huffington Post, Psychology Today, and other national outlets; and her relationship segments are aired on Fox-2 Detroit Morning News. She just launched a new video online course called, “How to Find Love in 7 Days: The Science of Finding Love.” Learn more about her at: DrTerriTheLoveDoctor.com.