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How did you get through the depression of empty nest syndrome?

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      Stephanie wrote Oct 2, 2008
    • When your children are home they keep you busy. There are always activities going on, dinners, etc.

      So when they leave you are left with a feeling of emptiness and silence.

      My suggestion is to pick up some hobby’s that will keep you busy.

      Is there anything you wanted or dreamed of doing before you had children?

      Now is your chance to go after those dreams. You do not have to worry about anybody, or attend to any child’s needs.

      You can speak to them on the phone and see them when they come home, but make this an opportunity rather than a time to dwell on.

      The opportunity’s are endless and it is up to you to do anything you want!




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      Gwendolyn007 wrote Oct 2, 2008
    • It is hard, I know because my family was & still is my life.  Maybe that wasn’t such the best thing but the kids have turned out really well.  That was one of my goals in life, get married & have kids.  Now, I need a new goal.  I am driving my husband crazy because he can see how lonely & bored I am.  Essentially, it is up to me & not anyone else to take care of me.  Maybe all my new friends can kick me in the butt so I don’t waste this opportunity that I am fortunate enough to have!!
      So, when the last kid left home, I stayed super busy trying to sell our house & dating my husband.
      Try something new, like Belly Dancing.  Take a writing class at your local community college, maybe?  I wish I had the answers & I know how you feel.  Whatever you do, we are here for moral support!!




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      Rene' Grandon wrote Oct 2, 2008
    • Thanks Ladies,

      Such great advice and I really appreciate the support too.I need it. My sweet wonderful hubby said he would do what he could to help,but a father feels different and he was looking forward to alone time. Don’t get me wrong I am loving that too, and we are really connecting again.
      I will diffently be checking out new hobbies.
      You guys are just GREAT!!!!

      Luv Ya
      Bella




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      Marie Hempsey wrote Oct 5, 2008
    • My nest is not empty yet but i had 5 kids in 9 years and the oldest is 22 , the youngest is 13..I am starting to feel not as needed and there definitely is not as much activity with them now. I went from being a 13 sport a year mom to a 3 sport a year mom...LOL. One of the best things for me , and this has already been touched on , is me and hubby reconnecting. It has been almost 24 years since we have had freedom like this. In August and September we spent each weekend visiting somewhere different in our own state trying to get to know it better.  We like to walk together and enjoying natures beauty. We have been reconnecting in an amazing way. I am scared to death of my kids leaving  home so for now....i would not dare give you any advice but will definitely say a prayer for you and know that you will be fine. I am here for you! I have strong shoulders and i love to listen!
      This is a fabulous group of ladies here. I am so glad i found this place!
      Have a wonderful day!
      Take Care,
      Ree




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      Maria Louise Van Deuson wrote Nov 26, 2008
    • I’m still working on it. It’s hard. My doggies have become my kids. I just keep really busy, but I’m fighting depression at the moment.




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