03-04-2021 05:01 PM
03-04-2021 10:51 PM
Hey @Elica1016, moving towns is always going to be difficult, and I can really understand why you'd be feeling so uncomfortable and anxious about your daughter making friends and feeling happy or content in her surroundings. I think it's not a bad idea for her to keep seeing her old friends, but it might also be a good idea to encourage her to make new friends. Maybe it could be a good idea to check in with her and ask if there is any extracurricular activities that she's interested in, or maybe you could take a look and see if there are any youth community programs in your area? This might not just help distract her and provide her a place to make friends, but it will also be something to anchor her to her new town.
05-08-2023 11:43 AM
05-09-2023 02:26 PM
Hi there @MissMess
Thank you for sharing this with us. I can imagine how torn you’re feeling about this situation - it sounds like you decided to move for good reasons and made a necessary choice. On the other hand, you’re witnessing your son go through loneliness which must be heartbreaking for you.
Your love for your son is clear, and as hard as things are right now for him, I feel reassured knowing that he has a strong support person in his corner. It’s amazing that he is getting out for afternoon walks with his headphones - that is a huge step.
You mentioned that the move has also increased your anxiety which must be so hard to cope with while also worrying about your son. I’m curious to know if you have any support people in your corner?
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Take care, and we hope to hear back from you!
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