Hi, I've just come upon this forum after searching for people with similar experiences to mine.
My youngest is going to uni in 4 weeks and I am so depressed and weepy. He has suffered from depression for the past 2 years and attempted an overdose. We now have confirmation that he has Aspergers and as I'm still reeling from the shock of all this, he is now in a better place and excited to be going to uni. I am the one who is a weepy, soggy, quivering mess. I have made an appointment with a therapist for this Wednesday, and will consider taking something for my anxiety.
I am so happy that he now has the strength and confidence to do this, but my heart is weeping for him as I think how will I know if he is getting depressed again? How will I comfort/ take care of him?
I have thought long and hard about myself, and I have so enjoyed nurturing and looking after my children, I am planning a career in nursing.
But first, I need to get over this feeling that I'm living in a fog. I just think of all the lonely times I will have without him and am also dealing with the worry of how he will cope.
Please can anyone help me put this into perspective and help me stop crying?