The empty-nest-thing hit me like a brick. Once it happened, it was easy to understand why. I’d spent twenty years driving kids to school – now what? I didn’t see the shock of this coming, even though my husband had warned me. Among other places, I mentioned this here: Empty Nest – How Do You Moms Deal With This?
Now I am working with single mothers whose children are headed out the door. I feel so much compassion for them. Invariably the moon or the 4th house is involved. Often it’s both.
Generally it’s a Saturn or Pluto transit. Often it’s both.
I was married when this hit me, but I still felt this incredible loss and loneliness. I was so used to being someone’s mother…it really forces you figure out who you are going to be once your kids fly the coop.
I’m posting this so that single mothers who have lived through this might be able to offer advice or give ideas to women who are headed into the experience at this time. Because, dang. I just want to say to them, “Come to my house so you don’t have to be alone”.
What do you think?