Because I am going nuts with mine. I have to pretend on most days that I even like him. It is horrible. We had always had a really close relationship. He has always been a pretty normal, "good" kid...mostly polite, respectful, essentially kind and thoughtful. He just is often not that same person anymore. I started a thread a week or so ago about describing your relationship with your teen without betraying how mine was going because I didn't want to sway posters either way...I was hoping to see I wasn't alone. Most people wrote back with such glowing adjectives about their wonderful teen that it made me feel even worse. If I had to pick five words to describe my relationship with my son, they'd be:
Surprising (because I didn't think it'd ever be like this with him, my beloved first son).
Please tell me I am not alone.