Dealing with your only child leaving for Air Force


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Ev - posted on 04/26/2016




I can understand how it feels to be away from your child for other reasons for a lot of the time. At the ages of 12 and 5 my kids went to live with dad because it was a choice I made for their well being and benefit that they would still have me around as much as I could be. There dad was fighting for custody and did not want to pay child support and I had no money to fight back so I let them go for the main reason of their security, stability, and so on. I got to learn about the empty nest syndrome earlier than most would normally. Its not easy. You have to find yourself some interests or hobbies and get going with those to get your mind off your child. That is not easy either. I also worked and that gave me some time away from thoughts but not much. I learned over time to find other sources of interest and began reading with a passion. I also got involved more so in church helping where needed. I also got library cards and took advantage not only of books but also the movies on video or DVD. There! Two ideas. If you like to craft things there is another. Or go out an find a new interest altogether. Good Luck.

Shannon - posted on 04/26/2016




I am a mess. My daughter leaves in 2 weeks and I have not been away from her for 19 years ever unless she went on vaca with her dad or a friend.. I know this is the best thing and a great career choice for her future just going to miss her so much.. :(

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