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Useful Websites and Resources for those facing Empty Nesting


‘Empty Nest, What’s Next?’ Parenting Adult Children Without Losing Your Mind! –
Author: Michelle Howe (Hendrickson Publishers) Available from
An easy to read book full of first hand experience of parenting adult children which can turn out to be more challenging than the first 18 years! Intellectually letting go is one thing, emotionally letting go more difficult, especially when the consequences are adult sized! In this easy read book, parents will discover a biblical model of ideas to help you cope and also to help you find peace and joy in the process.
*This is a Christian book with biblical principles and helpful prayers

‘Preparing, Adjusting and Loving the Empty Nest’
Author: Michelle Howe (Hendrickson Publishers) Available from
A follow on from the above book, Michelle Howe provides expanded practical tips and wisdom in a three-part primer to help parents in this transitional time in their life.
*This is a Christian book with biblical principles and helpful prayers

‘Empty Nesting’ Reinventing Your Marriage When the Kids Leave Home
Authors: David H.Arp; Claudia S.Arp; Scott M.Stanley; Howard J.Markman;
Susan L.Blumberg (Jossey-Bass Publishers) Available from
The Cofounders of Marriage Alive International and the developers of the Prevention and Relationship Enhancement Program (PREP) have joined together to create this much-needed guidebook to help empty nesting couples how to focus on positive change within their relationships and offers solid advice for learning the skills needed to have a more fulfilling and intimate relationship than was possible during the hectic parenting years.


Care for the Family
A national charity which aims to promote strong family life and to help those who face family difficulties.

Relate offers counselling services for close relationships. They provide advice on marriage and those facing divorce.
Check out the website for local offices.

Marriage Care
Whether your relationship is in crisis or feels a little frayed around the edges, trained counsellors can help you and your partner to explore ways to repair the damage. Every year Marriage Care helps thousands of couples to build strong and healthy relationships.
Call 0800 389 3801 to book a local appoint or log onto our website

The Marriage Course
The Marriage Course is for couples who are seeking to strengthen their relationship. Some couples do the course to intentionally invest in their relationship.

Couples Counselling
For a list of local Counsellors trained in Couples Counselling, please email:

Citizens Advice Bureau
Online free advice to help you with money, benefits, work, family, housing, law, immigration and health