Resentful grown children
(San Diego, CA)
Thanks so much for this article. Today we bought our RV and announced our decision to be full-time RVers to the adult kids. The middle one (classic type A) gave us no end of grief about it. I didn't expect that much vitriol, or maybe I knew it was coming but didn't expect it would affect me so hard. I know that only time will prove that, no, we're not gone from their lives. But it's good to know that emotional turmoil can be expected. I've had to steel my heart before (14 year old girls... how did I ever survive?) and I guess I'll have some more of it to do. Sometimes love has to be strong and steady over the long haul, not subject to others' momentary insecurities.