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AUDREY - posted on 06/04/2009 ( 6 moms have responded )

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i have 4 daughters age 19, 18,17,and 9 im having a bout with the empty nest syndrome, im the kind of mom who WANT there kids to stay home,, they are my best friends!!!!!!

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I actually started a group on here for empty nesters ladies , and no one has been into it to say hi since it began but one woman i have known for a while. Seems there is a need for a group here after all :) It's called Empty Nesters and Loving it!! But I don't mind if you don't love it as yet , all come and enjoy a chat with those who love it or those who dont it's all there waiting for you all :)

Carrie - posted on 06/06/2009

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Hi everybody I was remarried 5 years ago to one of my closest friends he has always taken care of me but this he can't help me with since my children are mine and he doesnt have any by birth of his own. My daughter is 24 and recently married and lives all the way in WA state to her sailor husband and I live in Va Bch,VA and then we have my baby boy who has NEVER been away from me more than 6wks and that was right after we go married and I was miserable then I wrote to him every other day so I can only imagine when he graduates what I am going to do I have already started the waterworks as my husband puts it but my son has joined the Marines and goes to bootcamp in Oct. ohh and by the way I cried that day also. He has been a bit of a handful while growing up these past few years but since the Marines sign up he has grown up quite a bit. I know my kids are self efficient because that is one thing I always instilled in them that they could do anything and not to let anyone stand in their way. But I have ALWAYS had one of them in my life since I was 17 1/2 I grew up with them and I am crying just writing this thinking of him leaving. I know I need to let him go and grow but what do I do? I am disabled because of a back injury so I don't work and I spend ALOT of time right here on my computer. I try to smile everytime he is around so not to upset him because even though I love my kids both very much but me and Chris have a special bond because his father has chosen not to be a father to Chris or his other child (his loss) so I have had to be both mom and dad for him with a little help from others were Rae's dad and I fought over her while growing up til she was 12 and she realized her father was garbage and just wanted her so that he didnt have to pay his child support (not that he did) and she saw how I struggled to pay our bills and keep them happy many times going without dinner myself so that I knew they would have enough to eat.

AUDREY - posted on 06/06/2009

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well to help you with all i can say is it will get easier and you can also make date night with your son it gives you something to look forward too .

User - posted on 06/05/2009

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I am going through the "empty nest" feeling, and it is NOT fun! I am 48, divorced, and my youngest of two children graduates high school tonight, and is moving on with his life. I will be left behind with an 11 year-old boxer and 2 cats. I cannot stop crying! I have so needed for so long, and now, I don't feel like that. I haven't lived on my own in 23+ years!

AUDREY - posted on 06/05/2009

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omg! 7 wow.. i know i almost have to make appointments to see them,,lol but it sure is nice to see that we did a good job! and that they can do without us.. self efficeint is the word. so i guess thats a good thing , still doesnt make it easier.

User - posted on 06/05/2009

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oh,I can identify with you!!I have 7 children. (ages 21,20,19,16,14,11,& 7) I used to be soo busy ,etc. now that 2 are married,the 19 yr. old works in Virginia and the others are a bit more independent,I'm struggling a bit. It is nice to have more time to do things and to see your children growing up and taking responsibility, but I feel rather dispensable now. :)

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