DisconnectedI know where this emptiness comes from: too many years being independent, traveling around, disconnecting from people and never connecting to family.
It is all nice and fine, and it is also a very safe approach, but it catches up with you sooner or later. Never having really played deeply the roles of daughter, wife, sister, mother has its impact. Well, yes, I have a family and I was married before but with no kids. Still, I was always evasive, running from one place to the other, weakening the roots, strengthening my independence.
I have a very active social life and intensive job, however there are always those times when I am alone and have to face this empty feeling.