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Is it normal for me to feel this depressed? Im about to see my last child leave home and I just cant deal with it. Im not sure if its menopause or if there is something wrong with me?



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      Linda L wrote Aug 5, 2013
    • Hi NormaJean!

      First of all welcome to fab40! So glad that you joined we are a group of caring and supportive women.

      Yes, it is absolutely normal to feel depressed about seeing your children leave home and nothing is wrong with you. You’ve raised them and had their company for at least 18 years. I have an adult child at home because it was cheaper to commute to and from home than pay for college housing. Now she’s graduated and she does talk about leaving to be on her own when she saves enough to do so. I’m terrified of when it happens because I’ll be alone and lonely.

      I’m sorry I don’t have any good advice to help you deal with it. But you‘re not alone...  Take care. heart




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      Mzd3 wrote Aug 6, 2013
    • Yes, I’ve been through it twice and the last one just recently. Hang in there and message anytime you want to talk.




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      Tuliplady wrote Aug 6, 2013
    • It is possible that part of the depression is from menopause and hormone fluctuations.  It sure wouldn’t hurt to go to the doc and get your hormone levels checked out.  Were you this depressed when your other kids left home?  Is depression normal for you?

      I’ve got four kids. I raised them to spread their wings and fly.  I don’t get depressed when they do, but that’s just me.  I can see where it might be depressing for some women.




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      Vikki Hall wrote Aug 6, 2013
    • I’m with Tuliplady..... Time for me to fly and spread my wings now that the kids are gone.

      So instead of looking at it as sadness look at it as an opportunity to view what a great job you did and putting young adults into the world and watch them grow. It’s also a great time for you to explore things that you’ve wanted to do but never had time. NOW is the time!!!!

      I’m not saying I don’t miss my kids, I do! But I actually have real conversations with them now vs the rushed conversations of daily life.

      Wishing you the best......




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      Mzd3 wrote Aug 6, 2013
    • I think it has a lot to do with if you have a life outside of your kids too. I’ve always been a work at home mom .




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      Judah1 wrote Aug 17, 2013
    • I went through the same thing when my baby girl moved out I cried about it because I missed her so much but as the days went by and in time I started felling better the funny thing about it is she told me she did the same thing for a few days and I have 8 kids never with the others did I go through that but my baby girl for some reason I did hope you feel better love and welcome to the page.




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