For two years my daughter and I have been focused on college choices and college applications, college visits, college acceptance, final college choice - then getting everything ready we need for college. I dropped her off Sunday on the other side of the country, all the busy is gone, she's gone and I am so very very lost.
I've been doing all the right things - trying to plan out my life before she left. I raised her on my own since I was 23 and completely changed my life to do it. I've been fighting depression over her leaving and have been doing ok in the battle - but today it left me just dead. I knew I should get some exercise, so took my dog for a walk. I came home and was dead again. I told myself to take it one day at a time. Just focus on what I had to do today. I was successful for 10 minutes and then dead again. I tried to get excited about my future plans, be grateful that she's doing so well, be grateful for anything. That didn't work. I can't think, I can't move, I can't work - I'm just alone alone alone and so very lost. This post is about the only productive thing I've done today. I've looked up advice - but most of it says to focus on your relationship with your husband (placed salt in the wound nicely.)
Does anyone know how long this typically lasts? Advice on how to get through it? I'm just falling apart.