There are many significant life events that parents experience and will be forever etched in your memory. It’s a significant moment when your children leave preschool and go to college. They then forge their own paths in the world, not depending on you anymore.
Many parents have difficulty with this huge event, when their children go home on their own.
It is not a medically diagnosed condition but empty nest syndrome can be accompanied with sadness, loneliness, and grief. Some parents may even experience depression due to the loss of their normal lifestyle and relationship with their children.
You are proud of your child’s ability to stand up, but you also feel anxious. It is easy to worry and wonder about your child’s well-being.
It’s a very sad feeling to wake up in a house empty after the death of your children.
In the silence, you may cry at the sight or sound of their photo, and then the next thing you know, you feel excited about your newfound freedom.
After seeing bad news on social networks, fear can grip you and you feel compelled to keep tabs on them all the time.
The loss of control that comes with not being able to monitor your kids can be devastating. You let your imagination run wild at night, and can even cause minor problems to become major catastrophes.
Although you have faith in your child, and hope that their parenting taught them the skills and lessons necessary to become responsible adults, it can be difficult to trust them, especially if they enjoy too much of the party lifestyle.
You begin to forget those feelings after three months and one year. Reality has finally arrived and you can now move into your new rhythm.
Instead of taking the children with you everywhere, you can take a random trip and pick up a hobby, or even remarry.
You will feel a new sense of freedom.
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