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SoVerySad

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Teenagers...
« on: May 18, 2016, 07:16:00 AM »
Sometimes they can really push your buttons. Yet sometimes they can really warm your heart. Yesterday my son asked if I was okay. I assured him I was just a little exhausted from my counseling session Monday. I told him it had given me a lot to think about. He asked me about my session, as I actually attend his sessions with him. I told him we are setting goals for me to work on. One is to realize it isn't my job to make others happy. He responded with something like you mean how you are so empathetic? I said yes. My son responded, "Mom, I don't want you to change. You care more about people than anyone else I've ever known. It is one of the things I love most about you." I love that boy (almost man) of mine.
Without you, Baby, I'm not me.

LTSLforever

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Re: Teenagers...
« Reply #1 on: May 18, 2016, 01:23:25 PM »
Your sons words to you are beautiful!  You must be a very proud mom.

mmg19

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« Reply #2 on: May 18, 2016, 06:50:05 PM »
SVS  - Wow!! What a loving, caring, mature son.  Yes, they push our buttons but one remark like that is worth it.  I agree with him.  Don't change.  The world needs more caring people and empathy seems to be in short supply in today's world.  Hugs to you and your son.

klim

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Re: Teenagers...
« Reply #3 on: May 18, 2016, 07:47:09 PM »
Yep when they stuff like that is when you're ok with them staying in your house a few more years.

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trying2breathe

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Re: Teenagers...
« Reply #4 on: May 18, 2016, 08:28:51 PM »
Awww, such sweet words from your son! 
Have I told you lately how much I love you?

SoVerySad

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Re: Teenagers...
« Reply #5 on: May 18, 2016, 10:52:49 PM »
Yes, I hope my kids stay as long as they'd like, at least that's how I feel now. Yes, he's a great kid, as is my daughter. Thanks for the sweet replies.
Without you, Baby, I'm not me.

hikermom

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Re: Teenagers...
« Reply #6 on: May 21, 2016, 06:27:06 AM »
He is spot on in his assessment of your deep empathy for others. How very insightful for a teen boy - you've clearly engrained some empathy in him!
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SimiRed

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Re: Teenagers...
« Reply #7 on: May 23, 2016, 05:28:48 PM »
Sounds like you have an amazing son!!  And you are doing a good job, Mom!!
~Tracey~
My wonderful husband Rick of 19 years, 12/11/67 - 9/20/09 Neuroendocrine cancer.
I still miss you everyday, I go forward, but my mind stands still.

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Re: Teenagers...
« Reply #8 on: May 24, 2016, 10:06:02 AM »
This made me smile; what a sweet young man.  Empathy is a gift.  Your therapist will help you find strategies for deploying your empathy in healthier and less exhausting ways.  Lots of love to you three, dear friend.