"Letting go" of almost 20 yr old daughter

Patti - posted on 04/28/2015 ( 2 moms have responded )




My "dream" daughter, (she never gets in trouble, great student, active in our church, helpful at home, shares what is going on in her life, asks our advice), has been away at college and was to be coming home for the summer. I was really looking forward to having her back home. (She is my 3rd of 4 kids)
However, she has decided to move directly into an apartment, and totally out of our home. While I am happy for her, I feel so sad for me! I know she needs to be her own person and this is actually a good step, but how do I handle this change of feeling unneeded?


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♫ Shawnn ♪♫♫ - posted on 04/28/2015




If she's the 3rd of 4, how did you handle it when the older two did the same?

Personally? When my eldest indicated he was ready, and demonstrated the same, I was excited for him, and glad he was ready to move forward on his own with his life :) and he did that when he was 18... Yes, I miss him at times, but he stays in great contact (still uses my laundry room...LOL) and I'm happy that I gave him the tools to be a great adult.

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