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An Empty Nest Means Better Sex

Reignite the flame when the kids move out

En español │When Kate's youngest child left for college, she had mixed emotions. She was excited for her son but sad about the loss of her daily kid-focused routine. Those feelings didn't surprise her  — she'd heard all about empty-nest syndrome from her friends  — though she was shocked to learn that her husband felt just as sad and alone as she did. "We started talking," Kate told me," and pretty soon we realized we're in this together. It actually made us closer." One night Jim came home with a bottle of wine and a pizza, and he and Kate enjoyed a picnic in their den instead of dinner at the table  — because they could. And then they had sex in the kitchen — because they could.
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