I have an 18 year old who went away to college this August. He went to college in Va., after an exhaustive search because he wanted to get a good education and play D3 baseball. His girlfriend (of one year) went to a different college in Pa., which he had considered, but it was $50,000 and we couldn't afford it. He started complaining almost as soon as he got to school. After much discussion, he agreed that he needed to give it one full year, because that was the only way to see if he liked it. He and the gf send several hundred text msgs a day, they IM on computers every night while they do homework -- it just seems over the top to me. I had hoped when he went to school they would become a little more "separate." When they are home, they have to spend all their time together (they did this the whole senior high school year). Incidentally, her parents are pushing this "relationship." Help!Answer Question
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Distance makes the heart grow fonder. Mom let it be,What the main concern would be that the college he is attending that the degree he is obtaining would to his best interest. Maybe the girlfriend is his only crutch for not getting home sick. It will work it self out. Encourage him to make friends. You said he was playing ball when my son played ball in college his team mates where his friends after college also. In fact one of his friends married a girl he dated in college & she went to another school.
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