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Our Empty Nest / Re: Do you still feel all alone in your Empty Nest?
« Last post by Guineagirl on Today at 01:36:03 PM »
Every time my daughter comes for more than a few days, and then leaves, I feel down and lonely. I get used to her being here so easily, and much harder to her being away. I think it's all normal, but it does get tough having those 'episodes' each time. And yes, mine also comes less and less with time, but that's also just the natural course.


Same here Vanessa.  My daughter had left ten minutes ago.  I enjoy my house being tidy again but itís still as hard three and a half years down the line.  I swear it does my health no good the ups and downs. X
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Are you missing "Your" Parents? / Re: Realisation
« Last post by Vanessa on Today at 11:32:52 AM »
Unfortunately they are not. That's why I keep thinking, I wish I could tell them I know now what's it like. For many things, my mom used to say I will only understand once I have my child and all the same things happen, and it's really true - this is one of those things. It gets so hard even though it's easier than it was for my parents. They tried to hide it but I understood even then partially, and now completely.
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Our Empty Nest / Re: Do you still feel all alone in your Empty Nest?
« Last post by Vanessa on Today at 11:28:19 AM »
Every time my daughter comes for more than a few days, and then leaves, I feel down and lonely. I get used to her being here so easily, and much harder to her being away. I think it's all normal, but it does get tough having those 'episodes' each time. And yes, mine also comes less and less with time, but that's also just the natural course.
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Staying Healthy As We Age! / Re: Nordic Walking
« Last post by Jeanine on Today at 09:16:43 AM »
Walking with 'ski poles' in a small Florida neighborhood.....hmmmm, nahhhh, I'm sure no one would think I was a little looney (little old lady or not)!!  :rofl:


I'm sure it is actually good for you though, just don't think I could get into walking with ski poles.  :dunno: :017:
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Our Empty Nest / Re: Do you still feel all alone in your Empty Nest?
« Last post by Jeanine on Today at 09:12:33 AM »
Hi FeelingAlone.....I think you are certainly not alone having these feelings! I'm sure there have been many of us here that have these bouts of loneliness from time to time. As was mentioned, more than likely do with time zipping by so fast as we miss those days when they were young and depended on us to 'take care of them'.


Keep yourself busy and hang in there and feel free to come here anytime to 'talk'.
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Every Day Conversations / Re: Happy Birthday Jeanine!
« Last post by Jeanine on Today at 09:07:24 AM »
Thank you CountryMom and Elizabeth...... :039:
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Every Day Conversations / Re: Happy Birthday Jeanine!
« Last post by Elizabeth on Today at 08:54:22 AM »
Happy belated birthday Jeanine! Sorry I missed it. Looks like  you had a nice day and glad to hear hubby is doing great!
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Our Empty Nest / Re: Do you still feel all alone in your Empty Nest?
« Last post by Elizabeth on Today at 08:52:53 AM »
Hi FeelingAlone, sorry to hear you're feeling down right now, but hang in there. I can remember in the beginning of mine that I did the same thing. Would go along fine for a while then feel myself getting lonely again. I do think a lot of it has to do with time seeming to go by so fast and knowing it won't ever be as it once was (if that makes sense).


Maybe you need to think about joining your craft class again or maybe think of something else to do to keep yourself busy and can make some new friends?


Good luck to you.


Guineagirl......I'm sure you enjoyed your daughters visit and six weeks will be gone before your know it! Hope  you enjoy your holiday together!
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Are you missing "Your" Parents? / Re: Realisation
« Last post by Guineagirl on Today at 07:40:03 AM »
When my daughter left, it made me realize how hard it was for my parents when I left. It was even harder than it is for parents now, because there were no smartphones, no video calls, etc. But sometimes I just feel sad about how they missed me at the time and how much I miss them now. I wish I could tell them I understand.
Hi Vanessa,


Great post.  Iíve wrote about this before, itís very sad.  Imagine like you say no texts, video chat just a land line.  I also think that today imagine how much more homesick they would be without all this technology.  I understand what you mean I donít think I was a thoughtful daughter really I got on with things and I recall my Mam hiding her feelings when I left.  I wish she had hugged me but never did a few years after I left Dad died of a heart attack she must of felt so lonely too but just didnít think.  I suppose it makes us think about our kids leaving now.  My mam died three years ago so I canít even say anything now.  Are your parents with you still?  X
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Our Empty Nest / Re: Do you still feel all alone in your Empty Nest?
« Last post by Guineagirl on Today at 07:33:34 AM »
It's been awhile since I was here last and thought I was doing much better. Turns out I have been feeling really lonely lately. My daughter is doing great away at school and I'm glad for her but she doesn't seem to be coming home as often as she did at first. It just may be that I'm feeling sorry for myself so thought I'd come here and ask if anyone has gone through this? A 'relapse' of sorts, maybe?


I'm trying to keep myself busy, as I mentioned before I joined a craft class but that is over now and not really interested in rejoining again. My new job is doing good so no problem there, just feeling lonely.


Would love to hear how some of you are doing now and if you 'relapse' every now and then?


Hi,


Like you I come on now and again and have noticed it is to do with relapse just like you, your arenít alone.  Our emotions are up and down arenít they.  Maybe we try to keep busy and get on with things, then realise where the years have gone and we are now older with empty nest.  Your class sounds good, did you meet anyone at the class to chat to? 


My daughter goes back home from visiting today, she goes back in a few hours until about six weeks when we go on holiday together.  We both get on each otherís nerves but like you miss each other.  Itís hard. X
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