I’m a single mom of 2 wonderful sons. And recently became a grandmother. I suffer from clinical depression and anxiety. I recently sold my home and moved into a townhome. I am blessed with a loving family, a job and when I should be happy with moving I feel very alone. I’ve been divorced for 15 years and made my life my boys. Now that they are off on their own and I’m in a new place in my life, where I should feel good I feel very anxious. Am I alone in this? I don’t sleep and hate living alone. I have friends and family and spend alot of time away from the dwelling I call home now. I am seeing help and have for a long time but at the end of the day I’m all alone. I feel like I never thought of my life without my boys living with me but I know as a parent I have to let them go and grow. I just hate the thoughts of living alone. I still have alot of unpacking to do at my new home but don’t even want to do that. My job is very stressful but at this time can’t lose insurance that I have at my present job. I pray to God to take all of this anxiety and depression away. I just want to be at peace and content and can’t seem to find my way there.
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