Friday, January 6, 2012
Empty nest syndrome - never ever my syndrome
Few weeks ago I had business lunch with a coworker (30 years, two small kids) and a business partner and his wife (both around 60, two daughters 20 - 22 years).
The younger coworker started to talk how she enjoys all the Christmas activities with the kids.
And then the wife of business partner suddenly became very sad. And then she told us that she also loved Christmas period when the daughters were still little. But now they left home to study in the capital and she is always just lonely - without daughters (and with husband working all the time). She explained that she just does not have any joy more in living.
I felt sorry for this woman. I know it sounds selfish, but it made me happy - I will never ever have to suffer empty nest syndrome when I am 60! So, being childless has also some advantages :)
I am feeling already a bit better, headache has almost gone, so the world seems nicer.