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Author Topic: Is it normal to still feel lost after years of having an empty nest?  (Read 74 times)

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Offline haidyl

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The empty nest, in its entirety, presents mixed feeling for most people. You navigate through this period of life thinking that it will be easy, only to realize that it can get so lonely at times. At some point, I had suggested to my husband that it was better to sell our house and move into an apartment. He tried to discourage it and seeing that I wasn't ceding my ground, agreed with the idea. A few days later, I had changed my mind. It would be much better to have a big house that can accommodate everyone, when the family gets bigger.

I have almost come to believe that feeling lost isn't unique to a few people. In the course of this journey, we have questioned many things and wished to turn back the hand of time. How has it been for you; not an easy ride, right?

Offline Bewitched

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I'm hesitant to ever say that something is "normal", just because everyone handles things differently and everyone's situation is unique.

To be honest, there were times when I felt lost even when I had a full nest. Like parenthood, the empty nest ride hasn't always been easy but it hasn't always been difficult either. Like any (good) ride, it has its ups and downs. 

Offline haidyl

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There will be instances when trying to remain positive and encouraging yourself yields nothing but the idea is to keep the resolve and remain positive. There are days I would just wake up and question everything around me; I would be so low and unproductive on such days. Ultimately, we choose our destiny and the path our emotions take.

 

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