I'm moving out of my parents' house and I'm feeling sad

posted 3 years ago in Emotional
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I think that’s normal.  My DH and I are moving into a house soon, and even though everything is great about it, I feel SO SAD!  I have so many nice memories in our old place, so I think even when you are leaving a place for a better one, it’s tough.  Even though I don’t live at home anymore, I know I will be a wreck when my mom decides she’s selling our childhood home.

Post # 4
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2013

Totally normal. When I was away at college it was different because I still came back to “my” room. The days I spent packing up and completely cleaning out my room was very difficult for me. I know I am always welcome back but there is just something different about my parent’s house no longer being my permanent home.

Post # 5
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2013

@alohakay:  Totally normal. This is a change, and it’s normal to be sentimental. You have lots to look forward to, and you’ll adjust before you know it.

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

It’s completely fine and normal. All change is loss of some kind.  Even though the outcome is a postive one you are in essence loosing your previous way of life. It’s normal. Have some wine and cry a bit. 🙂

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Totally normal. I cried. It’s where I spent my last 8 years of memories. You will move on though and be happy starting somewhere new and making new memories.

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@alohakay:  Yes, yes, YES! I feel the same way. The worst part is that I HATE living with my parents. My dad is an alcoholic and my mom is legit psycho. I think it’s just a, “Holy shit, I’m growing up and moving away from every memory I’ve had in this house. I’m not that little girl anymore. My parents are getting older. OMG”

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@alohakay:  You sound just like me. I had a really hard time when I moved out, I think part of it was being an only child so I knew it was hard on my mom. Don’t worry its normal, and it will pass.

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

yeah totally normal!!!! When I moved out my parents house I wasn’t crying but I was a little sad because that was my room and so much had happened in that room of mine hehehe….but at the same time I was full of joy because I was finally being fully independent and moving to my own place. I myself was only moving 25 min. away and I used to visit my parents like every week now it’s like every 2 weeks because I am just so happy to come home to my own place 🙂

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

I was really excited to leave, but I do better with my family when we have limited interactions. My sister is a piece of work.

BUT my sister moved into my old room and completely re-did it. It makes me sad that my room is gone now. It was so pretty! I designed my room when I was 14, and now it’s gone. And her old room is still a hot mess, so I go for a visit and the room I sleep in is terrible and it doesn’t feel much like home anymore. I think it will be better when SO and I finally get a permanent place that we can paint and decorate to our hearts’ content.

It will get better though, soon your place with your BF will feel like your home!

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

I cried like a baby when I moved out of my parents’ house and I only moved 10 mins away. =/

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2017 - Bristol zoo

This was me two months ago 🙂 it just seemed so much more final than going to uni. I’m honestly still finding it hard even after this long (i did move a little further away). But it is nice going to sleep and waking up next tothe guy I love every single day, you’ll be fine ^^

Post # 14
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

It’s totally normal.  I lived away from my parents during college and moved back for a year and a half after I graduated.  I officially moved out 8 years ago and have been living in apartments since… and recently I was watching Father of the Bride and the scene where she’s packing up her old room the night before her wedding totally made me tear up.  It’s sad when it really feels like a permanent transition!  There are even better days to come, though, so keep that in mind.  Adulthood is pretty awesome.  Wink

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

That’s completely normal. I lived at home (aside from having to do a practicum for school for a few months out of town) my entire life up until getting married at 23. The days leading up to the wedding my mom and I cried all the time about it haha.. I only moved 7 minutes away. 

It’s totally normal and once you move out it will be fine! I see my parents still a few times a week and talk on the phone almost every day.  

Post # 16
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Buzzing Beekeeper

Totally understandable. I was sad when I moved out, heck I was 27 and had lived in that house for 23 years. Change brings up emotions and that’s normal. You’ll be just fine 🙂

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