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hallelujah posted 11/11/2013 09:54 AM

My 28 year old son just bought his own house and moved out. It's an exciting time! But I have noticed that our relationship is more difficult now. Not that we don't get along or anything like that. It's just that we are both introverts and so our conversations usually happened in 5 minute bits as we passed in the hallway or set the table or he came out of his room to grab an evening snack. Now I go over there or he comes over here and we sit and it is a really awkward time where we kind of sit across from eachother and both feel awkward and try to find something to talk about. I feel like it would be better if we actually had something to do.But I'm not sure what. Does anyone have ideas on negotiating the change from son-living-at-home to adult-son-living-on-his-own?

betrayedfriend posted 11/11/2013 10:46 AM

Maybe offer to set up a dinner once or twice a month where y'all go out to eat and talk about what's going on at work, or with friends.

Dreamboat posted 11/11/2013 12:44 PM

Play cards or another game, play video games, watch a movie or favorite TV show together. Or if the 2 of you share a hobby then plan to do that together. You don't have to talk to spend quality time with someone.

tushnurse posted 11/11/2013 18:41 PM

Dinner night go out to eat and people watch.
Movie night in or out.
Play some backgammon or cribbage

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