Prior to the trip, her situation with her family is not that good. I can say that she's kind of feeling trapped, depressed even , and that a vacation is a breather for her. So her family was giving her a hard time, and I..
He's 18 and legal. Unless you used to babysit him or he's a friend of your son or your daughters boyfriend then just suck it up and move on..
Maybe about a month before he is to come home, he tells me of this girl he's kind of getting involved with. I was really taken back and just really didn't expect that, especially with the way he had previously been interacting with me. It was a hard time for me, but I then backed off, out of respect for the relationship he had chosen with her. This girl didn't know of the feelings between us, but she was a very insecure girl. (She at first acted like she wanted to meet me because she knew I was a close important friend, but then he and I both later found out that was all a show. She became controlling and didn't want him talking to ANY girl. Ever. But she was off with other "guy friends". I felt so bad for him because of how stressed this girl constantly made him, and I just wanted to see him happy.).
I understand why verhrzn feels that way, I just think it doesn't do girls any favors to dwell on it to be honest. We all get objectified on some level these days, I just think it's still raw for a lot of women..