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Offline FeelingAlone

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Wish I knew what was next for me!
« on: January 31, 2018, 02:09:26 PM »
New here and so glad I found this site! My one an only daughter left for college a few months ago and I am feeling soooo lonely. I'm trying real hard to move on with my life but it's not easy. She is several hours away and we do talk often. She was home a few days for Christmas and that was nice but hard again when she left. She's doing great and really loves her school and life right now so don' want to be a downer to her so keep my 'loneliness' to myself.


I am trying to stay busy and while I do work it's not that fantastic of a job. Really need to start looking around for something that I can be really happy with. I'm also single (divorced several years) but not really interested in finding someone now. I know I should try to get back 'out there' in the dating scene but not ready yet.


I hate to sound like a broken record but what did some of you do (especially any singles) when your children started leaving home? How long did it take you to 'get a life'?

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Wish I knew what was next for me!
« on: January 31, 2018, 02:09:26 PM »

Offline Elizabeth

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Re: Wish I knew what was next for me!
« Reply #1 on: January 31, 2018, 05:39:41 PM »
Hang in there FeelingAlone, sounds like you are trying to do all the right things and I know it must be hard, especially with her being so far away.


Just try to keep yourself busy as you can (keeps the mind from thinking so much!) Thinking about looking for a new job sounds like a good idea. Any reason why you can't start now? Do you have any interest that would help you in your job search? Might be something that will keep your mind occupied.


Good luck to you and keep us posted!

Offline MaryB

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Re: Wish I knew what was next for me!
« Reply #2 on: February 01, 2018, 12:10:40 PM »
What you are going thru is so so normal, but I know it does not make it any easier.  Just know you will adjust and it will get easier.
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« Reply #2 on: February 01, 2018, 12:10:40 PM »

Offline EnjoyingLife

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Re: Wish I knew what was next for me!
« Reply #3 on: February 01, 2018, 04:54:25 PM »
Hi FeelingAlone, well you are normal and what you are feeling is not unusual. Giving yourself time you should come through it all ok. It might take time but looks like you are giving a good try, so keep it up. You might just look around and see if there are any groups  you could join? Book Club, crafts anything that might interest you.


Hang in there! It will get better if  you let it.  :039:

Offline SeniorLady

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Re: Wish I knew what was next for me!
« Reply #4 on: February 02, 2018, 06:57:31 AM »
Just wanted to jump in here and say it will get better! May not seem like it at first but it does. Relationships change with our kids as they (and us!) age over the years. You just need to grow with it and accept the changes. They can become even better as they grow into adults. As was mentioned, find things to keep you (mostly your mind from wandering) busy. Might be hard at first but sounds like you are giving it a good try so stay with it.

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Re: Wish I knew what was next for me!
« Reply #4 on: February 02, 2018, 06:57:31 AM »

Offline FeelingAlone

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Re: Wish I knew what was next for me!
« Reply #5 on: February 02, 2018, 05:39:29 PM »
Thank you ladies for your replies, they are sooo appreciated! I have decided to start looking around for a different job so wish me luck. Just going to take my time and make sure I have something lined up before I quit this one. I'm also looking into seeing what kind of social clubs that around my area. Maybe a book club since I do like to read. So we will see what comes up.


Thanks again for your input.

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