Sue - posted on 01/05/2016 ( 2 moms have responded )
Hi, I'm sorry if I have posted in the wrong section, could you move it if I have. Last year a job in London fell through for my only child a daughter, she got a local job and has been in the job for a year tomorrow but has accepted a job offer near London where she would love to live as she is fascinated by London which is three hour drive from here. She starts a month today so in the meantime we have to help find house share and once we've found somewhere and on the fourth of Feb leaves her current job we will move her down there with her gear. I can't stop crying, it's not sad crying but depressing crying, and it's not just low mood that will pass I feel sillily cast out with the garbage although I hide all these feelings and just act excited for her. I will miss her so much and I am proud of her achievements and I think she is brave doing what she is doing but I feel old and that there is nothing left to look forward to. I stayed at home to look after my girl for 23 years I aren't ashamed of that fact it's just I aren't looking forward to the day we move her and the drive home. How does anyone deal with these feelings? Things are compounded worse by my Mum having dementia and strokes and me having to deal with mums finances, sell our childhood home, find a home for her cat and visit her three times per week whilst she doesn't know who I am anymore. I don't think I can cope with any more sadness. Will I move on from this?
Thanks for reading,