Paula - posted on 03/20/2015 ( 10 moms have responded )
I'm a single mom with only one daughter who is in her second year of college. She is thinking of transferring to our town college. She doesn't want to live with me but with a friend off campus next year. I'm hurt. Do I put too much heart into our relationship? She does include me in her activity agenda some, but slices the pie in favor of her friends. I feel like I give her my all, heart-time-money, and get back way way less. OK- so I know I need to get a life full of friends too. But that is easier said. Still, even with friends, is it normal to keep putting out and feeling I am not getting much in return? Do I step back, detach, and accept the relationship is not what I want it, but realize I have not a choice in the matter because it has to be a two way street? Any suggestions?