Virginia - posted on 01/25/2013 ( 2 moms have responded )
My daughter was accepted at a college 5 hours away. While she is happy about it she flip flops and says I don't want to go. She says she will miss her pets and her boyfriend of 4 years. She gets very emotional. I never told her but I was away at school and missed my boyfriend so much that it was all I could think about. My grades began to drop then I dropped classes to ease the load. I never finished. I came home and took classes at a comm college. I tell my daughter that she will be fine. We will visit and she will be home for visits. Her boyfriend tells her the same. And he tells her that she will love it and have so much fun. I don't know really the best way to handle this. Do I Force her to go and risk what happened to me and she never gets a degree? This was her first choice college. The closest school to us with her major is 4 hours away. Please give advice.