Letting things run its course with teens
My DS (15) has a girlfriend (14). She has some issues in that she is taking anti-depressants, her problems stemming from the death of her father 5 years ago.
I am not happy with this relationship, as she lives a distance from our house, and to see her he has to spend the day on a train, stay the night and come back the next day. I am not happy with that, as I have not been to the house, but I have spoken to the mother and she seems very nice.
I have spoken with him about protecting himself, and said that if he ever feels he is in danger he should phone us and we will collect him. I trust him to do the right thing.
He is at an age where he wants to go exploring, and I don't want to hold him back and make him over-cautious about getting out in the world.
I have come to realize that I just have to wait for this situation to run its course and he will find a girl friend closer to home who has a happy disposition.
But whilst waiting for this to eventuate my stomach is churning with worry !!
I guess I just want to vent and have a few words of wisdom from you folks, what would you do in my situation ?