I Am Transitioning Towards the Empty Nest

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    My kids are the best!

    I love spending time with them and I love having them around. They are beginning to venture out on their own and it makes me very sad. I am happy and excited for them but will miss having them in my house.
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    1 Response Apr 19, 2015


    The word 'lost' seems to sum up all my emotions at this time.  I feel so confused and know that my only child would one day grow up and move on with her own life but im not ready.  It is so important to me to get on top of these feelings and enjoy the beauty in the...
    sundaynoon sundaynoon
    41-45, F
    2 Responses Dec 5, 2009

    How Do You Stop Crying?

    Well, the first one was hard to let go, but I had the second one there to be with. Now the second one is going and I still have 7 weeks with him and all I do is cry. I actually feel so alone. My husband doesn't understand, he does try and understand, but thinks I am nuts. I...
    pepper3193 pepper3193
    1 Response Jul 9, 2012

    How To Transit To The Empty Nest

    How to transit to the empty nest ? I have 3 sons which one is out on own.... then i have 2 more sons who is out of high school and with jobs.. why is it so hard to let them go ??? my second one will be leaving in the fall for college and my last one has moved out.... the house...
    Augusttwix Augusttwix
    51-55, F
    Sep 8, 2013

    My oldest is in school out of state

    and my middle kid is in his last year of high school. He was my buddy, we did everything together. we lived in Montana where we went skiing, camping, etc... He earned his Eagle scout up there but we recently moved to a location where there is less opportunity for that sort...
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    Aug 17, 2015
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