Struggling still with daughter starting college

Angela - posted on 09/12/2011 ( 1 mom has responded )




I thought I would be good with it..but I'm not.. I miss her terribly and although I know she is a good kid, and she will be fine, I miss being a part of her everyday life. Everyone tells me to get over it, but i'm kind of sick of hearing that... I want her to WANT to call me and tell me what is going on, but she just doesn't. Anyone else having troubles adjusting??


Katherine - posted on 09/12/2011




I don't think it's fair to say get over it. Maybe say you can get THROUGH this, but not over it. Have you written your daughter a letter telling her how you feel? Maybe that would help. I'm sure she has no idea how badly you feel. Or pick up the phone and call her and talk about it.

At this age they are totally independent and that's very important to them. No more rules, no more anything. They can do what they want when they want. It's like being let out of jail.

She's probably very excited and busy with making new friends. Also with studies. I would find a way to get through it by doing the things I said.

Good Luck.

Edit to add: Maybe take up a hobby or volunteer somewhere if you don't work?

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