Publisher description for Beyond the mommy years : empty nest, full life / Carin Rubenstein.


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Thirty million mothers between 40 and 60 years old
are about to face childless households for the first time
in decades. For some women, it is a lonely and confusing
time; but for the vast majority, it's a journey of joy and
discovery. Through intensive and wide-ranging original
research, author Carin Rubenstein reveals how and
why some mothers thrive and others do not. She breaks
the post-motherhood launch down into three stages--
grief, relief, and joy. If a woman makes it through to the
final stage, friendships blossom, work thrives, and she
develops a renewed sense of confidence and well-being.
While in many instances, increased time together hastens
the end of a struggling marriage, most women discover
their relationships improve when children leave.
BEYOND THE MOMMY YEARS offers fascinating
research, helpful advice, and amusing anecdotes to the
millions facing this uncertain but potentially enriching
stage of life.


Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Middle-aged mothers.
Middle-aged women -- Life skills guides.
Empty nesters -- Life skills guides.