My almost 17 yo son, who is an extremely sensitive child to begin with, lives with me in St. Louis, his father lives in Kansas City. He misses his Dad greatly and I believe has been wanting to go to KC to live with his Dad for some time. He has been afraid to admit this because he doesn't want to hurt my feelings. He told his dad how he feels this last weekend when they were together and now his dad is chomping at the bit to get my son to move. Where as I know I need to let him go, it is absolutely crushing me. I know I can't let him know how I feel, but for all of the selfish reasons in the world I don't want him to go. Any suggestions on how to make this any easier? My family will be crushed, he will be separated from his almost 14yo sister who will live with me, my insurance won't cover him in KC, school is another issue all together...his Dad is a workaholic and out of town a lot of the time anyway...do you see how I am trying to talk reason into not letting him go? I won't mention that his father took everything from me in the divorce and now my son too? He abandon his kids by moving to KC with his new family, he is a convicted felon (securities fraud), he makes empty promises to the kids all of the time...I am afraid of my son getting hurt more than help. I am a mess!
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