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Are you suffering from Empty Nest Syndrome?

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Is your son or daughter flying the nest soon? Are they off to University or have they found a job in another part of the country and are leaving home? Maybe you are getting divorced or are separated and you are experiencing feelings of loss when your child is at the other parents? It's not easy and many people can feel at a loss about what to do next with their life. You are not alone and empty nest syndrome really is a thing! What are you going through right now? Do you have advice having been through it yourself? SHARE Inlove  

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Topic starter Posted : 20/08/2021 3:47 pm
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I am not personally suffering but I can totally see how this is a thing, especially for a parent who's job has been as a homemaker and parent. It is exactly like being made redundant and must be very very hard. 

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Posted : 24/08/2021 10:09 am
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This is happening to me right now, my son is leaving for university in 3 weeks, it will be the first time I have lived alone in 35 years and it’s filling me with despair. I am happy for my son it’s going to be a whole new chapter for him even though I will be worried the whole time! I feel a lot of resentment rising towards my ex that I am in this position as he ended our marriage 14 months ago and it came basically out of the blue. I have worked so hard on myself since then not to feel any anger or bitterness as it’s all wasted energy and won’t change what’s happened. 

I have friends and hobbies but when I come home and shut the door it’s going go to just me and that just feels so sad. 
I don’t want to go on dating websites as I don’t feel I have the energy or confidence for them being in the midst of a messy divorce but I don’t really want to spend the rest of my life alone. 

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Posted : 26/08/2021 9:57 pm