Im not a parent but I will be attending college next fall. Im worried about my mother. She's very overprotective and Im the only child. Ive never been allowed to go out with friends before. She's trying to protect me. All she does is tell me horror stories. I hate having to live in fear of somebody murdering me. All she says is you better not go to any parties, somebody will cut you into pieces. Crazy I know.
I don't know how I can leave her. She has my dad and my dog. I have alot of aunts that live near us. She's a teacher so she's around kids all day. I feel bad for leaving her but Im so happy in a way. I cannot wait to get away from her overprotectvness. Its going to be hard for me to survive in the real world because she's babied me all my life.
How can I comfort her? Im obviously not staying in my dorm for my whole college experience.