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Old 01-08-2019, 11:14 AM #1
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What are your experiences with your adult children? One of mine calls me often and I never hear from the other one. I am learning not to give them advice, even though it's hard not to!
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My son is a young adult still in college and we have a good relationship. We have been dealing with something traumatic in that he had a stroke in Nov. The scariest thing I have ever seen. We got him to the ER in 10 minutes so the damage is minimal. It turned out he had a hole in his heart that was repaired. He is in OT and speech now and due to make a full recovery and go back to school, living in his apartment soon. My middle daughter turned 18 last February and by March she had run away and shacked up with some wild girls and their mom where drugs and alcohol were allowed. Needless to say she showed up on Mother's day and we took her to the hospital where she went inpatient and then rehab. Now she is living in sober housing barely able to make it. She missed prom and graduation although the school let her finish her work and graduate in December. I can feel the regret she lives with each day, knowing she only has herself to blame.
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So glad your son got to the hospital in time and that your daughter got treatment. Tough things to deal with, I'm sure.

What's hard is that we do need to let them deal with the consequences of what they get themselves into.
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I have two sons, 25 and 22. They keep leaving and coming back depending on school, jobs and so on. This is OK but I go through empty nest syndrome every time one of them leaves.
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My one son lived with us while he waited to go into boot camp and then while he got his Master's. Now both sons live out of state and only visit at Christmas.
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I recently moved back to the same state and my daughter is so happy about that. We are in constant touch and I babysit when the weather allows. She went though a turbulent time with bipolar So we have a lot in common. I recently gave in a bought a cell phone so we can text. I do get lots of great photos of the grandkids tho!
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My incommunative (new word, since I don't know how to spell) son called the other evening and we talked a good while. He called this morning to say a dog ran out in front of his car and the car was damaged. The car is still in our name, but he makes the payments to us. He's planning on selling it soon.

My other son called again last night. He calls frequently. We talk for a least an hour usually, sometimes more. He often asks for advice.

It's good to hear from them when the news isn't bad.
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Haven't heard from my daughter in a few days. She has two kids and is going back to school plus has her marriage. I know everything is going well when I don't hear from her.
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My daughter won't talk on the phone so we text to communicate.

We live 1100 miles apart so with no money in either of our lives we don't visit at all.....but we do keep each other informed of the big things happening in life.

Sometimes life just is what it is.
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Firstborn son is planning on visiting us in late March/early April. We are going to celebrate his 28th birthday.
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