The 2nd Half of Marriage

Re-investing In Your Marriage

Marriage is vulnerable when couples transition to midlife and Empty Nest Syndrome hits home. Couples have neglected their marriage for so many years and they no longer know how to act like a couple with no children at home. Couples all of sudden become strangers and getting to know the partner again can be a struggle. Midlife stressors and menopause increase the challenge to maintain healthy marriage functioning.

The ability to cope with the change and the willingness to re-connect with each other will overcome the Empty Nest Syndrome and save the marriage through midlife transitions.

Senior couple hugging

If you are in crisis, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, a free, 24-hour hotline at 1.800.273.8255. If your issue is an emergency, call 911 or go to your nearest emergency room. If you need local crisis intervention/support in the Bay Area, check out Bay Area Suicide Crisis & Intervention Alliance (BASCIA) online. I do not offer crisis counseling or emergency services. 

Bassy Lee is a Registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapist  at Couples Recovery Center and is supervised by Dr. Harry Motro, a Couple Counselor, and is an employee of Harry Motro, Psy.D., Marriage and Family Therapist, P.C., which is a Professional Corporation. Couples Recovery Center provides specialized couples counseling and includes the following professionals:


The recommendations on this website do not constitute professional advice, substitute for professional treatment, or establish a therapeutic relationship.



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