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I Have Empty Nest Syndrome

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    Thats It ? - this afternoon the last of my children left home...signed up for the services... im divorced... so even i want my children to do well ...i find myself in this alone...
    starlitz starlitz 41-45, F 2 Responses Sep 2, 2011

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    Empty Nest. Filled With Sorrow. - I thought when my only child went off to college last August I would be sad for a few weeks, but I go through long stretches of being fairly...
    Elad5533 Elad5533 46-50 4 Responses Apr 20, 2012

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    Just Adjusting To Kids Leaving And Changes Happening, Lots At Once. - Well, have 4 kids, 3 are in college, one will be soon enough.  Very difficult. No laundry, food stays...
    whimzkal whimzkal 46-50 Aug 31, 2010

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    I Feel Lost - Hello, I feel lost without my son and grandson. My son who is 19 and his girlfriend of 2 years, who is 20 had a baby boy 2 months ago. They lived with my husband and...
    rosebudmom2320 rosebudmom2320 51-55 1 Response Dec 3, 2012

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    Need Help - hi! my son is in college 2 hours away from me, he doesn't call, and when he does he just talk in automatic "ok", "yes", aha! ,bye". He lies saying that he is not coming...
    evamatissedos evamatissedos 41-45 2 Responses Nov 5, 2011

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    Empty Nest = You're Fired! - I feel like I was just fired from the most rewarding job/career in the world! I feel like a kid in the candy store, BUT I feel like the candy is all...
    tctiptop tctiptop 51-55 2 Responses Jul 11, 2009

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    Losing Two Jobs - My middle child is headed to college next Tuesday.  You may have figured out he is not my last to go because he is the middle.  My oldest daughter is in...
    katorourke katorourke 51-55 1 Response Aug 14, 2009

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    Empty Nest - i've raised 6 children, i have a great amount of friends, work, do craft have a dog a partner. yet i still miss the kids.  they get around to ringing, visiting...
    lessons lessons 61-65 Jul 12, 2009

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    I Was So Looking Forward to This, Now I Feel Lost - As the saying went, born by the time I was thirty, out of the hosue by the time I am fifty, and then I get to start my second...
    CEOtoo CEOtoo 46-50, F 1 Response Apr 6, 2008

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    I'm a guy with a bad case of the "syndrome." My oldest daughter (now almost 20) left for college in September, 2013, and I'm still having a very difficult time coping with it. My...
    JimmyLonesome JimmyLonesome 46-50, M 1 Response Jan 22

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    Been There Done That - i really wanted to just read and try to help others who might be having a tough time dealing with their children leaving home. My two kids left home in 06...
    Hikermom Hikermom 56-60 1 Response Aug 3, 2011

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    I Was So Looking Forward to This, Now I Feel Lost - As the saying went, born by the time I was thirty, out of the hosue by the time I am fifty, and then I get to start my second...
    CEOtoo CEOtoo 46-50, F 6 Responses Apr 6, 2008

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    Last Child Just Moved Out - My youngest of seven children just moved 800 miles away. He has never lived away from home and met someone online who is quite a bit older and got drawn...
    Jada99 Jada99 66-70 Jul 25, 2012

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    So What Now?... - Both my sons are grown up and left home. The oldest for quite a long time now but the youngest has just gone to Uni. My overwhelming feeling that hits me on the...
    Tuffluck Tuffluck 46-50, F 2 Responses Sep 20, 2012

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    Im recently single after a long engagement, my two sons, are now grown, and the youngest is goin into the army, on top of that, i just up and relocated to a new state, so im...
    serenity372 serenity372 41-45, F 2 Responses Feb 23

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    First Time Empty Nester - My son will be going off to college in the fall...actually in the middle of the summer and I am absolutely terrified. My husband and I have a truly...
    tselliott tselliott 56-60, F 10 Responses Mar 30, 2008

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    Just Me and the Dog - I have empty nest syndrome...its just me an dthe dog left, both children left in a two week period. (Not for college, but for good).Husband died in 1993 and I...
    home108alone home108alone 46-50, F 3 Responses Sep 20, 2009

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    Harder Than I Thought -   I should have seen this coming, really.   He’s been independent from the moment he stopped breastfeeding at two years old, and his...
    n8smom91 n8smom91 36-40 3 Responses Jul 1, 2009

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    Sad, Alone, And Don't Know How To Cope - I had a really bad emotional day today. I am an empty-nester. My daughter has been out of the home for quite a while but she used to live...
    GlassButterfly GlassButterfly 51-55, F May 22, 2012

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    My Son Just Got Married - My son just got married yesterday, and I have spent all day today crying.  I have a hole inside that just won't fill up.  What's strange is that...
    bookmom bookmom 46-50, F 3 Responses Oct 11, 2010

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    How Does Dad Feel - Prolly not many men on here, but I don't know where else or what else to do. My whole life has been for family and making them feel happy and loved. I have...
    Djspalding Djspalding 51-55, M 2 Responses Aug 16, 2012

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    Lost Without Kids - I am a recent empty nester and as miserable as the day is long. Most days I stay in bed and cry, it an effort for me to get my head off the pillow. I loved...
    heartbroken52 heartbroken52 51-55, F 5 Responses Jul 20, 2012

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    Sad, Alone, And Don't Know How To Cope - I had a really bad emotional day today. I am an empty-nester. My daughter has been out of the home for quite a while but she used to live...
    GlassButterfly GlassButterfly 51-55, F May 22, 2012

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    Empty Nest. Filled With Sorrow. - I thought when my only child went off to college last August I would be sad for a few weeks, but I go through long stretches of being fairly...
    Elad5533 Elad5533 46-50 1 Response Apr 20, 2012

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