My son is 14 and he's a wonderful boy. I'm a single mother, so we've always been extremely close, relying on one another for support, spending time together, etc. At 13, he came out and asked if our time together could be at home instead of out 'in public'. That was hard enough, but then, he still wanted to be around me in the afternoons, evenings and weekends. Now, he comes home, grabs some food and goes straight to his room, locks his door and turns up the music.
I know much of this is natural. When he has a problem, he wants to talk to his friends....I remember and understand. But I never realized how hurtful all this would feel, how lonely I would feel when it happened. I'm having a very difficult time in dealing with the emotions it brings on. I don't want to end up taking it out on him unfairly. I know if I weren't single...maybe had someone else to spend some time with, that might help, but I also don't want my relationship with my son to go to such extremes so quickly.
Can anyone offer any advice or suggestions?
Do dinners together at home or his favor restaurant. Watching a TV program together. Do a outings say to the zoo where the unlikelihood of his friends seeing you together would be unlikely. At times just taking a walk around the neighborhood might be the thing to do.
The key thing is getting him to open up for some conversation's on what's going on in his life. GL
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