My youngest girl just turned 18 this month. Wow! Do they ever grow up fast! My other daughter is already living on her own in Vancouver, British Columbia in Canada. But, although she is far away and my youngest is close by, they always need their parents. Especially when it comes to boys. Sometimes the relationship is hot and sometimes it’s cold. Sometimes they are getting along fine and sometimes they are fighting like cats and dogs.
And when things are going well, I tell them that the fact they are angry or upset means that the relationship matters to them. Hot or cold, they are engaged. It’s when they don’t care, when they shrug their shoulders and have no problem walking away, when they are lukewarm….that’s when you should start worrying.