So Many Different Emotions

Discussion in 'General Parenting' started by Jeppy, Jan 29, 2010.

  1. Jeppy

    Jeppy New Member

    My difficult child is away from home for a month or two. Is it weird that I feel so many different emotions all in the same day or sometimes the same hour? Sadness, relief, worry, exhaustion, fear, hope, anger, numbness, edginess.
  2. timer lady

    timer lady Queen of Hearts

    What you're feeling is very normal ~ for any parent not just the parent of a difficult child.

    Use this time now to rebuild your strength, regroup & reconnect with friends & try to carve out some kind of life for yourself. It's very important to have a life outside of GFGdom.

    Let the feelings flow ~ have a good cry, throw a party for no reason at all, meet friends for dinner, whatever. Now is the time to learn how to have a life with & without your difficult child.
  3. klmno

    klmno Active Member

    Perfectly normal, especially for the parent of a difficult child who might not have left home expectedly or under the best of circumstances. It took me several months on an emotional roller coaster before I could even start to think straight. Just ask the ladies here. LOL!
  4. Wiped Out

    Wiped Out Well-Known Member Staff Member

    I agree it's perfectly normal. Time to take care of you.
  5. DDD

    DDD Well-Known Member

    been there done that, it is normal and will get better. It takes some longer than other but you will regain a feeling of peace at home. Many heartfelt hugs are coming your way. DDD
  6. helpme

    helpme New Member

    Hang in there. Keep working on you.
    Helping yourself is the best thing you
    can do right now. :D