Missing grown children

Lynn - posted on 03/04/2013 ( 2 moms have responded )

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I am having a really lonely time with missing my 3 grown children who live out of state. What makes it more hurtful is they don't seem to understand my loneliness. Help.

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Lynn - posted on 03/05/2013

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Dear Amy
Thank you for your response. I am very lonely where I live and can't get a handle on it. I am going to start with a therapist tomorrow. I haven't figured out how to make more friends. I know it isn't my kids job to make my life. Jusst having a hard time right now. I am going to visit my Daughter the end of this month, and am looking forward to it. Am doing things to get my thinking on the right trace. By the way I am a young 74 and my kids are 56 55 and 54. thanks again, I shall re-read your messaage often!

Amy - posted on 03/05/2013

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How old are the children? Not that it matters but knowing might explain their thought process at this point in their lives. It doesn't matter though no one is responsible for your loneliness except you, I know that's probably a little harsh but you can not control others actions you can only control your reactions to it. If you are lonely and your adult children aren't there for you then sign up for some classes, join a book club, take up a hobby where you will meet new people and keep busy. Even if your children lived with you they aren't responsible for your happiness you are so if you aren't happy and you feel lonely do something to change it. I also suggest you see a counselor to discuss your feelings because although I don't know how you interact with your children if you are constantly down you may be pushing them away even further.

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