Empty Nest Syndrome

United States
January 24, 2007 4:29pm CST
I have a teenager and she is working and going to school and I do not see her alot. I feel sad I miss her. I also feel we are not as close as we used to be. Is this normal?
3 responses
• United States
29 Jan 07
I believe every parent goes through this at one or another. I am the "baby" of my family and was the last of the kids to leave from home, it was hard on my mom to see me go and start life as an adult. I believe many parents still see their child in the days that they were younger and some begin to wonder where time has gone when they realize that their child is starting to become an adult. In any case I think it's hard for parents to let go, because this was your best creation. And now this life you helped create is growing up and becoming an adult I can only imagine that in a sense it creates a little loneliness. But be proud in knowing that you raised her right and is now able to take care of herself in a sense.
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• United States
30 Jan 07
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• United States
24 Jan 07
Yes it is. I have a friend who has had empty nest syndrome. When you go years and years having kids around and you are needed so much then they grow older, leave the home, and perhaps dont need you so much you get to feeling lonely and not needed anymore. You will get used to this situation and feel better after time :)
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• United States
30 Jan 07
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@weemam (13389)
29 Jan 07
I have cared for my 26 year old all of his life , He has Cerebral Palsey and has just applied for a home of his own , I know he has to be indipendent but I am going to miss him so much too ..xx