2. They're Practicing Independence
It's healthy for grown children to be independent. That means building strong relationships with their mates, children, friends, and co-workers. Sure, you're important. But not as important as you once were. Life stage matters. Take a realistic approach to where you fit in to your grown children's plan for achieving independence. Celebrate the fact that you've been successful launching your kids into a world where they're able to navigate life's choppy waters without you.