My daughter and oldest child is going to college six hours away. I've been so happy and excited for her and have not been sad up until now. She's leaving in three weeks and I am ridiculously sad. I've held it together, but then yesterday, she broke down and cried and said "i'll miss you Mommy" and I've been down ever since. Does anyone have any advice on how to manage the next few months? Any experience with what to expect? We've always been very close, but she's been away from home before and we've managed. I feel like our lives are changing now. I've heard people describe what happens the first few months (poor communication etc.) and wonder if anyone had any ideas on how to make the transition as smooth as possible?