Number of kids: 3
Ages of kids: 18, 20, 26
Problem: I have been a single parent for five years and have two children who have left home and one who plans to leave in June if not before. They are still very angry over the break up of our family and don't want to have anything to do with family. It's really getting me down and the holidays are especially hard as they do not come around. I am hoping I can find some kind of support group out there because I feel very alone. Please respond. Thanks.
Solution submitted by Denice: Dear Katie, I really don't have a solution. I just wanted you to know you are not alone. And sometimes when our children leave home-they realize how special home is. I think it is a good lesson for them to learn. Especially children of divorce, seem to think the grass is always greener, like with dad etc... but not always. Also my children have hated to leave home so bad that they sort of turned on me. Like it wouldn't hurt as bad if we weren't close. And try to remember that you are a good person and not everything is your fault. I think we over burden ourselves with guilt.