More bad news……

14 Jan

Psychologists suggest that it may take between 18 months and two years to make the successful transition from ‘mum’ to independent woman.

http://www.betterhealth.vic.gov.au/bhcv2/bhcarticles.nsf/pages/Empty_nest_syndrome

Really? Wow 18 months to 2 years to get over this? That means on my 50th birthday, I should have a new perspective on life.

Other difficulties
The grief of empty nest syndrome may be compounded by other life events happening at the same time, including:

  • Retirement
  • Redundancy
  • Menopause
  • Death of a spouse.

The “M” word. So, menopause and empty nest all at the same time.  Well at least the kids won’t be around to witness their mother standing in her undies with her head resting comfortably on a bag of peas in the freezer. Wow, pity my husband. If I wasn’t emotional enough from empty nest (reread first blog entry – baaaaaad day at the grocery store) add crazy hormones to the soup and we have a recipe for disaster.  So, perhaps there is a good reason he is always at the golf course these days. I guess I won’t take a nine iron to him, as that would then lead to the last of these compounding factors.

1. Damn treadmill ( last 5 lbs not budging )  2. Running out of closets    3. Need a job or some distraction of 7.0 on the richter scale.

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One Response to “More bad news……”

  1. littleolme January 15, 2010 at 7:59 am #

    You are just hilarious! I know most of this isn’t meant to be funny, but in your very unique and incredibly intelligent way, you have shrouded the pain through humor. A 7.0 on the Richter scale might be a little much. Remember – the article says not to do anything drastic. Just shake things up a little. Perhaps you might consider a brief trip to Haiti. Or you could run for public office. I hear there’s a vacancy opening up in Colorado that includes a really great mansion and some great health coverage.

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