I went from living at home to living with my sister to being a live in babysitter to living with my first husband. I had my oldest daughter 27 years ago last month and my youngest 22 years ago last December. I have been married and divorced twice, and been a single mom for the rest of the time. I was already dreading my baby turning 18 and leaving home. When my oldest daughter died 5 years ago, at the age of 21, my baby promised to stay till she was 22. She is 22 and her an her 2 sons will be leaving me next month. I am so happy to be having the house to my self, but am so don't want to be alone. I am so scared that she is going to leave and not come back either. How do people deal with this?? I am looking for a smaller place now... Alone.