My son had his official first girlfriend in 9th grade. After weeks of feeling hurt and puzzled about why he was barely talking to me, why he pulled away when I tried to hug him, and why he told me to stop calling him “babe,” I learned (from my daughter) that he had a girlfriend.
Could that be it? Is that way everything I do makes him cringe and why he’s too good to hug his mom and return my “I love you”?
I don’t remember ignoring my dad when I had a boyfriend
I never remember ignoring my father when I had my first boyfriend, but there is nothing like motherhood to teach you that everyone deals with life differently. I gave him the space he rudely “asked” for, hoping things would go back to normal, but his stand-offish behavior persisted.
To say it affected me was an understatement. I was very…