by Kay Arnold
You make it sound like we are all so fragile emotionally, are we? Really? We can't be away from family and friends without feeling sad, bad or worse! If your travel partner is a pain in backside before hitting the road they are going to be a bigger pain in the backside in a smaller space and traveling. Sort it out before you pack.
I find that some people complain and snivel, yes snivel, to get attention or to be controlling not that they really care about the alleged problem. Sometimes the so called problem is a "Red Herring" to get whatever it is they want.
I am sure there are some people who are so weak that they cannot do without daily or more frequent contact with friends and relatives. Those folks should never leave where they are for any reason. Usually they already know that and don't leave unless forced to by serious circumstances.
Then there are the rest of us; solid, reliable, self sufficient, adventurous, gregarious and optimistic - who travel by any means possible to anywhere we can afford to go and have a wonderful time and spread a little sunshine where ever we are. We don't pay attention to or rely on mental health professionals for advice in how to conduct ourselves. We can figure it out without their help. I am hopeful that there are more of us than of the former or this would be a sorry society indeed.