Jennifer - posted on 05/21/2010 ( 7 moms have responded )
I have recently experienced the "empty nest" syndrome. I have also left the town I grew up in, all my friends, close family, and a beautiful family home, doctors, pharmacists etc. etc. In other words - my entire support system. My children, 23 and 26, who were still living at home, decided not to move with my husband and myself, which added to my misery. But - with a lot of effort and plenty of tears, I have started to make a new life for myself and there is light at the end of the tunnel. Can I mention that this all happened during the worst part of my menopause. Why did we do it? Who knows?.... it was done impulsively and during a trying time in our lives. I am a scrapbooker and if it wasn't for that - I would still be miserable and lonely. Scrapbookers are generally very friendly and welcoming. Jen.