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20 year old daughter

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confusedandsad1 Fri 29-Jun-18 20:20:46

NC for this

My daughter has just started properly dating - madly deeply and all that

It feels like a part of me is grieving for what she and I used to have - a really close loving relationship

Is this normal (the sadness and grief) or am I mad?

Of course I want her to be happy but there seems to be a hole in my life now which makes me feel profoundly unhappy

I'm a single parent and have focussed on my daughter for 20 years!

Any words of wisdom for me?

bastardkitty Sun 04-Nov-18 09:17:29

I understand your post. It's a nudge to you to think about yourself, your own needs and interests, and maybe also to think about whether or not you want to pursue a relationship yourself. It's a job well done when your child moves out and on, even if it doesn't feel that way.

Namechanger1404 Sun 04-Nov-18 09:33:08

confused Im sorry you’re feeling low, I think that’s quite normal.

Take comfort that he’s a great guy, and treating your DD rightsmile

confused147 Sun 04-Nov-18 10:05:10

I love MN. Thank you all 

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