How Do You Deal With the Sadness of Your First Child Leaving the House?

Jaylin - posted on 01/20/2013 ( 1 mom has responded )




Had to kick my 18-year-old daughter out of the house today. Now I am flooded with memories of her as a baby, as a preschooler, growing up, etc. I am so sad. I know that this will be good for her to mature and become responsible, but I wasn't prepared for the sadness of my first child flying the coop. Any of you have any tips on how to make it through?


Ev - posted on 01/20/2013




My children had to go live with their father because of things beyond my control. Continued fighting for custody for them was not an option as I had no money to continue the fight. I cried. I felt alone. I felt like I had lost them. I had to learn to focus on doing things to get my mind off of it. I worked, took up hobbies, read books, watched movies at home, and did other things to ease the sadness. Time was what did the most of it. You have to learn not to dwell on things. Its not easy. I did see my kids often but it was the idea of them not being there all the time that got me. I learned to make do with what I had. Today we are close. My daughter has moved on 3 times altogether. My son is my last child at home. It will be just as hard when he goes on his own.

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