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Ok ladies, if you have a 19 year old son in the Navy and his first and only Love interest followed him into the Navy 2 days later, Graduated GL on the same day and stationed on opposite sides of the country, how can a mom share leave time with this son and his girl without the female competition?
This issue must not be one that Only I deal with, I do approve of my sailor and his sailor. I am so proud of both of them and do like her and am reasonably glad that they are together. This female phenomenon started about a week before they entered GL and I am stuck as to the best way to handle this .....All suggestions welcome!!!.

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I do like this girl and her family; these two have known each other since 7th grade. Graduated High School together, left for boot camp within two days of each other. They graduated GL together! Everything was great until last summer when they both came in for leave at the same time. The drama and disrespect began at that time. And it apparently continues. I do think of her as family and have for a long time; it is difficult to tell a kid that is not your own to behave or to cut out the snotty act. Her mother agrees with me on the facts of the problem; however, she will not say anything to her.
My older son's have asked me to treat their girls as family "like one of my kids" after working through a few issues with them we, all get along well. This situation is different though I am just stumped!
LOL, been there, still doing that after 22 years. Even now I'm still the outsider who stole her son. It is difficult all the way around. Best you can do is be kind and loving and thoughtful. That girl may well bear your grandkids!

Maybe ask the girl to plan a mother-son outing? To give some of her time with him to you as a gift?
I have 3 sons, 2 step sons 2 step daughters... Once a son finds his true love his focus is her and thats how it should be.. I have seen so many young men who can't cut the apron strings and their relationships are doomed... Accept it is all I can say... dont view her as competition but a new member of the family..



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