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    Originally Posted by Jeffbobo
    Beautiful answer. I second this. I also agree with your husband. It's important that the two of you devote quality time to each other as a couple periodically without the kids.
    Absolutely, we have time with each other.

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    Originally Posted by Butterfly~Wrists
    Hey hun. You're very protective of him. But this isn't neglect, and is good for him to learn that there are different types of interactions, so private parent time and why it exists (building and maintaining a healthy relationship). Besides he's 20 I'm sure he appreciates some time at home to do his own thing. You've done a fantastic job bringing him up. Don't over think and just enjoy life, your private adult life, and motherhood xx
    Yes, you know me well, I am very protective. He also encourages us to have our own time together too.

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    Originally Posted by Hollyj
    Does he have friends and a social life? He needs to independent. It's a good thing :)
    He does on the weekends. He has his card games he goes to on weekends.

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    You sound like a super mom! But, I think that you and your husband need some quality time of your own.

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    No, I can't say we ever felt guilty when we went out without the kids, especially at age 20. When they were very much younger, yes, maybe a little bit of guilt, but not too much, lol. I imagine you feel that way due to his history (autism) and you feel very protective (understandably), but by all accounts, he seems to be doing very well (thanks to you being an amazing mom) and I don't think he minds the occasional time alone when you go out with your husband.

    Go out and enjoy!

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    He even tells us to go off and be alone because he very much enjoys solitude. When he is not enjoying it he will call and ask us to come home.

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