Jewel - posted on 10/04/2014 ( 6 moms have responded )
I'm heart broken right now, my 19 year old son ran away to live with his girlfriend that he met online. His girlfriend is 21 and lives in St. Louis, MO with her mother. My son has never been away from home and he now refuses to come back. He tells lies about our home and he hates me. He's not working or in school.
I was a teenage mother and had my son when I was 18, his father and I have been together for more than 20 years now. We spoiled Al (our son's name) from infancy. He has never wanted for anything nor has he had to work to support himself. Our only rule was for him to go to school and get his education. Al has graduated from high school and we were touring colleges before he left.
I know we are great parents, I just can't understand where we went wrong with him. He doesn't talk to my husband or I, he talks to people that haven't played a part in his life ever (ie my younger sister, his step sister who don't have his best interest at heart.
I just want the pain to stop, we have two younger sons that we have to care for, but it's so hard to be whole when a part of your heart is missing.
I welcome any and all advice.