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Donna Andersen
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teachermom4788 – I am so sorry for you and your son. It is truly heartbreaking.

Your ex is engaging in the same tactics that cult leaders use – love bombing (with money, women, etc) controlling everything, isolation. Actually, the fact that your son is now having meltdowns may be a good sign – a sign that he is not happy. I hope he gets to the point that he is unhappy enough to make a change.

I suggest that you do everything you can to maintain communication with him. Keep your conversations light, but keep telling your son that you love him and you have his back. This will take a lot of self control on your part, because you want to scoop him up and bring him home. But he is 18 now, so it must be his decision.


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