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It’s true, we don’t need you the way we did before.
You won’t have to coordinate schedules, make arrangements when we’re sick or figure out how to divvy up the cost of summer camp.
Please do your best to see the good in one another instead of always expecting the worst.
In our minds you would grow old together and help each other out. It’s not that we don’t want to be there for you but as our lives change we will have responsibilities to our own families. Talk with us about some of those decisions and do your best to make a plan that won’t leave us as your only resource for support.
We need you to remember you are still our Mom and Dad.
While we want to be supportive, you need to find someone else who can listen to your rants, be your confidante or hold your secrets. It would also help if you didn’t ask us to take sides or feel the same way you do about the divorce.
If you’ve been waiting until we left home to do this, don’t be surprised by our anger and hurt.
While your intentions may have been good, the fact that you waited will also leaving us feeling really guilty.
We may even call our own relationships into question.