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Debmeg123 Thu 22-Sep-16 11:10:27

Does it ever stop hurting. My daughter went to uni 5 days a go and I'm totally lost without her. When i left her at uni on saturday i was ok but when i got up sunday morning it hit me like a tonne of bricks that she has gone. I'm a single parent with just 1 child. I'm totally lost and haven't stopped crying. I feel so lonely and the house feels cold and empty. She was my daughter and best friend I miss it so much my heart is breaking. I never want to go home because i use to love being at home with her. I have a great family and friends but don't want to keep getting upset in front of them. Is anyone else going through this and does it ever get any better.

FlissMumsnet (MNHQ) Fri 23-Sep-16 20:26:57

Debmeg123, so sorry to hear you're having such a sad time. flowers we think you'll find lots of support in Parenting so we'll be happy to move your post across. Just let us know and we'll move it for you.

StressGirl Tue 27-Sep-16 13:17:48

Hi Debmeg123, I am also so sorry to hear you are feeling so sad. It is strange when children leave home and the empty next is a real thing. I can remember when my last one left home I too felt lost. This feeling is nearly always on the side of the parent as the child is usually off having a great time.

But it does get better and you will soon find new things to do to fill your time up. Try joining some new groups in your area and meeting some new people or taking up a new hobby.

It does get better so hang in there smile

Debmeg123 Tue 27-Sep-16 14:41:41

Thank you a week on and the pain is easing. Reconnecting with friends and family and trying to keep just is helping. I don't think I will ever stop missing her and can't wait to see her again and look forward to the special times we have together.

W7D89 Tue 04-Jul-17 23:29:03

My oldest child left home 5 years ago and I know exactly how you feel it's totally heart breaking and at the time I didn't think I would ever get through it, but I did it's still an on going process but take one day at a time, don't feel bad you are finding it hard because it is hard, but you will get through it, one day at a time!!

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