This is for the parents of a easy child - - the ones that make life easy. My youngest, who has been a easy child for most of her life (some exceptions), moved out just after her 18th birthday, to go live with boyfriend about 45 minutes away. Up until about 2 months ago, she was going to be living with us until she reached 25 years old - - - - all of a sudden, she has moved out (no fights or anything, just life), and seems to have changed. She seems to be in her own world, wanting to become her "own" being, and resents any input from the parental units. I find this quick change very hurtful, and I am trying to adjust. How can they change their tune so quickly? How can they be totally into family, and then not give a rats pattuty about anyone but themselves? My mommy heart is hurting right now, and I feel forgotten. I know she has to experience the world in her own way, but it happened so fast. I feel left behind. Has anyone experienced this type of "abandonment"? How do you move from being the center of their life to not mattering anymore? It's like she just now became the teenanger that is brutal in her words, and hurting those around her. I know she is safe and is registered for school, etc, so I know she is doing the right things, but it still hurts so much. I feel like I lost my easy child overnight. Boo hoo! I guess it's God's way of preparing me for the separation, but I didn't see it coming like this. Any advice to get through it???