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Help! My sons are leaving home! I've never been alone before!

My youngest are leaving home next month, and I will be alone for the first time in my whole life! While this could be scary, it also could be very exciting! I need support! I need to talk to other moms going thru this too!
Are there any groups on cafemom specifically for moms who are new at this Empty Nest thing?


Asked by OldnWiseMom at 2:13 AM on Jan. 25, 2011 in Adult Children (18+)

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Answers (2)
  • I too am an "empty nester". Do be afraid, it's a good thing! While my friend sat at home & cried for days when her last one left, I went exploring. I do what I want to do, enjoy sitting & reading, eat a bag of chips in the living room, whatever. I also went to volunteer at the hospital, maybe deliver meals for your local senior center, etc. Just keep busy & have fun! You know the kids are just as anixous as we are about being on there own! Take some YOU time & enjoy it! Good Luck!!

    Answer by NCBec at 3:06 AM on Jan. 25, 2011

  • i have 5 kids and 2 have left home i can not wait till other three are gone party
    no more cooking a big meal
    no more laundry that takes all day and night
    no more cold water when want take a bath
    no more dirty dishes all over the house or sitting in the sink
    no more picking up after them

    i will have more sex with my hubby
    i will have more time for me
    i will have more sleep in time
    i will have more food that will last more then a day
    i will have more money then hereing mom may i borrow
    i will have less laundry,dishes ,cooking ,cleaning
    i will be able to go to bed when i want to
    i will have more time to what ever
    oh yes i will party hardy and come home when ever

    Answer by dutchcanadain at 2:36 AM on Jan. 25, 2011