Just wondering. easy child (thought he was easy child, wondering lately) is 24. We have always been close until now. He doesn't return phone calls, I text him, no reply. Doesn't answer email's. When he does come home he is not here long and I really don't see or talk to him much. He has had three girlfriends. First one, he started acting strange, telling us if we don't say "please" he won't do anything for us. Such as get us a soda, or cookie if he is there. We had to be careful to always say please or he would yell at us. Second girlfriend was more about family. She was from a very tiny town and here going to school. He was with her two years. She would come and talk to us and difficult child even when he wasn't home. easy child seemed so happy with her. She graudated and moved back to her small town. Her family didn't like the "big" city. Current girlfriend. Doesn't talk. Hides behind him when they are here. He is gone all the time with her. He stopped talking to us. difficult child made the comment the other day that he doesn't think easy child really likes her because he doesn't act like he did with the last girlfriend. Now my question. Do the kids take on the personality of their SO? Will this pass? Is he just needing/wanting to seperate his life from ours? He refuses to discuss difficult child's troubles with me. I was upset with that because difficult child idolizes him. Thought he could maybe get through to him. Guess he just wants to be a brother and not get involved. But with this current girlfriend, he can't seem to find the time to even call difficult child or talk to him at all. That is not like him. So, I have been just telling myself it is because of girlfriend. Is it me? Am I just trying to hang on? I miss our talks and the closeness we had. girlfriend has a good job here in our town. He lives 3 hours away half the week. He wants to quit his job and go back to school. He went to college and had a very expensive PARTY!!! Now wants to go back and finish. Just missing him and wondering if all is normal.