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My 18-year-old son recently began his first relationship with a 20-year-old girl. They've been attending community college together and started as friends. He still sees his friends, although he spends the rest of his time either texting, Skyping, watching TV remotely online, or spending time in person with her.
They are both leaving home for different four-year universities in the fall. I was looking forward to the university further progressing his independence— new people, new activities, etc. However, their universities are within eight miles of each other— they applied before they knew each other— and they found free shuttles between their schools. They both have anxiety in public places so I'm afraid they're just going to reinforce each other's weaknesses and spend all their time in each other's dorm rooms rather than taking advantage of the university experience. I like his girlfriend, but I am concerned about her influence over him.
I'd like to have an honest conversation with him about my concerns, yet I don't want to damage our changing relationship or make him think I question his ability to handle things. Should I talk to him about this, or just wait and see what happens? —Worried Mom
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Worst spate of muggings: A 51-year-old man is beaten and suffers a broken arm and black eye in an attempted robbery around 5:30am August 10 on East Market near Lee Park, NBC29 reports. The suspects are described as two black males in their 20s. That night, a 21-year-old man is robbed in the 100-block of West Jefferson by a single thief, and a couple of hours later, according to WINA, a man and woman are held up on 2nd Street NE.
Worst assemblage of armed robbers: Three men wearing ski masks hit the BP station on Fontaine Avenue around 5am August 9. And early August 11, three men rob a cab driver at gunpoint in the parking lot of the Villas of...