People might think that if you are a child and family counselor that you tell other people what to do with their children for a living. I hope I don’t do that!


I really don’t like it when people do it to me, and I try not to do it with the families I work with.  People have asked me if I am sad to see Sam off to college, as if that’s the way it should feel. I’m not sad, I’m really happy. In fact my son joked the other day “You’re almost too happy to see me go.” The hard work for me is over, his hard work is beginning. I seriously can’t bring myself around to being sad. Our relationship is changing, it’s supposed to. It’s not easy, we fight. I fight with the people I’m close to, doesn’t everybody? I will miss his physical proximity like heck, but I’m really looking forward to an adult relationship with my son. I loved the time with him as a kid, as a young adult it was different but also cool, as an adult I think I will continue to be impressed. Often I don’t agree with him , he can be a royal pain, but I’m really looking forward to his transition to college and the next phase of our relationship.

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