My mom is upsetting me a little.
My entire life, she has been the stable parent. She is not emotional in anyway, while my dad is. I get my emotions from him. I have only seen my mom cry a handful of times, and mostly at funerals.
I expected me going off to college to be easy on both of my parents. My dad doesn't see me often, so i don't think it'll be too tough on him. And my mom is so independent I figured she'd be okay.
Apparently I was wrong. My mom is taking this harder than I thought. She basically said that before, when my parents were married, she wasn't expecting the "empty nest" until after Carter went to college. However now, when Carter's gone half of the time and I'm the only other person here, it's different. My mom and I have gotten a lot closer this past year, so being an hour away will be a stretch, for both of us.
I'm not really sure what to say to her about it, or how to help her. Lately I've been trying to be careful what I say about it, because I don't want her feeling sad. Any suggestions, readers?