My son grew up and left home. Nobody warned me he'd take my entire identity and all of my happiness with him... and he's so far away. What am I if not Mom? Nobody warned me about this. I hate my life now. Why don't we hear about this from other women before we think procreation is a good thing? It's horrible! I don't even want to feel better about it. I raised a great kid who's independent. I'm considered a success by my peers. I feel I've died inside. WTF?