I saw a college bound young adult in my practice last week who described needing to create emotional distance between him and his parents in order to make the experience of leaving more manageable and palpable. He effort-fully tried to create tension, but his parents would either apologize, try to be supportive or attentive toward him, or generously gave him space to work through whatever he was going through. He readily admitted to me that it wasn’t the reaction he was hoping for. He was hoping to leave frustrated and angered so he didn’t have to feel so sad. Read more via Huffington Post.