Empty Nests: Flying Solo
Alexandra Kennedy always knew the day would come when her son Taylor would leave for college and an independent life. She was sure she would be prepared.
After all, as a marriage and family therapist in Santa Cruz, California, Kennedy specializes in grief counseling. Having counseled countless other parents through this passage, she expected her training would shield her from many of the conflicting emotions her patients had experienced. Moreover, through Taylor's senior year in high school, she and her husband Jon had carefully prepared themselves for his departure.