10-18-2011, 12:26 AM
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Originally Posted by elucidate
I guess understanding things like "empty nest syndrome" as well, helps. When a mother spends 18 or more years of her life, in the role of 'mother' only to then have it all abruptly change, when her kids move away or want to, it leaves her with a loss of identity. Who would she be if not the person who has always cared for and cooked for and done everything for her kids?
We all have to adapt to new life changes, and mothers are no exception, but I do get how hard it must be to really let go of your children when it's time. My mother didn't have a great time of it, and I think on some level she felt like we abandoned her or rejected her.
So would it be better in a family where both parents work? Should eliminate empty neat syndrom