I don’t think I have ever felt as much pain as hearing my son say that he is hurting as he will miss his girlfriend. I would do anything for my son if he asked. Sadly, a feeling is something no one can really help change, as it’s an internal state and no one really knows what to do when life hits you with a curve ball. Every mothers goal is to teach their child to “grow” away from them (I read this somewhere many years ago). I agree.