If so, how do you deal with it. My son hasn't lived with us for 2 years now and I still miss him so bad (he's going to the University of Arkansas which is about a 5 hour drive from where I live). We talk on the phone but there's nothing like having him in the next room. I cross stitch on the weekend and that keeps my mind occupied. Will I ever get over this?
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Re: Do you have empty nest syndrome?I think so, yes. We raise our children to BE independent of us, to be able to take care of themselves and make wise choices. I think once you see your son spreading his wings, you will have a sense of fulfillment.
Have you and your husband continued to develop your relationship? While we as women stop being care givers (or at least the primary care givers) to our children when they reach adulthood, our relationship with our spouse should continue to grow and deepen. That can only happen by actively working on it.