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Saying Good-bye
Saying Good-bye
8 days ago 15 comments Categories: Lifestyle Tags:

 

How good are you at saying good-bye?

 

 

This week my stepson moved out of our house and into an apartment in Manhattan. He’s starting work in two weeks in a large law firm in the city so he wanted to move in before work began. This is all good. We are incredibly proud of his hard work in law school that culminated in him being hired as a first year attorney. And, given the extensive  hours he will probably be working, moving into the city is, no doubt, the best move for him. Yet. . .

 

 

I walk by his empty room in our house and tears fill my eyes. This good-bye is different than when he left for college. When he left in college we knew he would be back. This move is the beginning of his adult life and, I know, he won’t be back. While I know that this is the best and healthiest move for him, I still feel sad.

 

 

It’s very difficult, for me, to say good-bye. How do you do it?

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  •  Fred wrote 7 Days Ago (positive) 
     
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    I try not to look back...
     
       
     
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  •  Paul_Napolitano wrote 7 Days Ago (neutral) 
     
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    One son has moved into New York City and the other one is about to move to Queens. One daughter has moved to Minnesota and the other one is in college at the University of Virginia. I miss them all, but the peace and quiet is not so terrible… ;)
     
       
     
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  •  Daniel_Schwartz wrote 7 Days Ago (neutral) 
     
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    When the time is right, as in this situation, it is not so difficult for now. Think positively of his new endeavors and maybe your new empty room can serve for something you always wanted to do (new hobby, etc).
     
       
     
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  •  Kelly_Welles wrote 7 Days Ago (positive) 
     
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    Goodbyes like this are bittersweet for parents, of course. But at least he’s not moving abroad or out of state. Or stuck at home for many years to come as so many parents are now experiencing. This is a story with both a happy ending and new beginnings for both of you.
     
       
     
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  •  Nancy_Schess wrote 7 Days Ago (neutral) 
     
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    I have no advice for you my friend. This one is hard. Gives me perspective on my mom’s reaction when I moved out of the house after law school. The good news is that he is thriving and you and Phil have much to be proud of.
     
       
     
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  •  Cynthia_Somma wrote 7 Days Ago (neutral) 
     
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    With a senior in HS--and a new driver, every day is different and every day I feel that tug. Missing someone is difficult no matter how near or far they are. ((HUGS))
     
       
     
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  •  Riva_Schwartz wrote 7 Days Ago (neutral) 
     
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    You only have to give your children 2 things: ROOTS & WINGS
     
       
     
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  •  Corey_Bearak wrote 6 Days Ago (positive) 
     
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    Marisa just came back after about 8 years on the left coast to work for the American Jewish Committee. She reclaimed her "former" room. Do not know for how long. Her brother is out more than a decade; as I blogged his room became his mom's "She-shed." We see him here or there on "neutral ground" often and always in touch. I know Marisa is investigating her next lodging. Our view is this is always their home.
     
       
     
     
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