Empty Nest

@isaiah12 (418)
United States
November 11, 2007 5:40am CST
I have been divorced for the last 20 years. I raised my daughters by myself all those years. My oldest is married and my youngest (20 years old) will most likely be moving out soon. When that happens I will be all alone. I'm not sure I like that idea. I went right from living with my parents to marriage. When I got the divorce I had my two daughters with me. I have never lived alone. How have others dealt with the empty nest years.
5 responses
@twoey68 (13651)
• United States
12 Nov 07
Maybe now is to look at the things you would like to do and learn to do. You also might look at getting a pet for companionship. "COUNT YOUR BLESSINGS" **AT PEACE WITHIN** ~~STAND STRONG IN YOUR BELIEFS~~
@lilaclady (28240)
• Australia
11 Nov 07
They do call it empty nest but I think it happens to most of us as we get a little older, I have had children but I am going thtough this at the moment and so is a friend of mine who has never had children, I don't know what it is maybe just getting older and being more alone...
@academic2 (7010)
• Uganda
11 Nov 07
It is only natural that such should happen. There comes a time in our lives when we must live our family homes and start our own families. Expect that and be positive about it. Dont be a loner-join social groups and live a meaningful and productive life. Perhaps it is time to consider marrying again, after all, you are now on your own, there is no apprehension that a step mother would be brutal to your children since they have all left the nest empty!
@Debs_place (10525)
• United States
11 Nov 07
My son, modeling a weird hat and acting silly - He came home on leave and did everything he could to make me laugh...here he is modeling a winter hat for me.
My ex moved out when my son was 7, my son went into the Navy at 19. He is now 21, I really missed him..but I had my 2 dogs to help and I got married a few weeks ago. trust me, life will go on.
@hyzz1982 (1040)
• China
11 Nov 07
you can live with your daughters even after they marry. or you can get another marriage. marry someone. and have a new family. it is nice. many people get marry even when are 90 years old.