Not enjoying this new life stage
Posted: Wed May 20, 2020 12:32 pm
Hello everyone, I haven't been here in years. I had my anxiety and depression under control using medication for at least 5 years. Now something new, but not unexpected has happened and I am having some difficulties. My kid is moving across the ocean to study, she is studying for a PhD, she is 25. She has lived at home till now. I was a single mom for the first decade of her life and we went through alot together. We are very close. I am so proud but I am so so sad. I am crying uncontrollably now for almost a week. It just comes on and i can't get it to stop. The sites I have been on about empty nest syndrome all say don't let your child see how upset you are, they might feel guilty. Well...she has caught me many a times, crying. I think i am looking for some reassurance and others stories and coping mechanisms they have used to get over this or learn to live with it. Thanks.