The dreaded time for a child to go away to college had finally come. The girl was ready and excited for a new adventure. Her mother was less than thrilled as she viewed it as the passage of time was stealing her baby.
Her first week was extremely difficult as the magnitude of her situation had finally dawned on her. She called her mother everyday to help her cope.
Eventually her first month away from home had passed, and she had made a tight-knit group of friends and was feeling much better about her situation.
As she adjusted and her work load increased, she found herself calling less and less frequently to her still adjusting mother's dismay
They had a long talk one night about the state of their communication and reached an agreement where both learned to be more conscious of the others feelings. The girl would call more as her mother missed her dearly, and her mother would allow her to choose the time of their call when she was not studying.
Now they have a better appreciation for not only each other, but the time they do have together. They take each others opinions and situations into consideration when making decisions. They apply this lesson when dealing with others as well as they are more conscious of what another person may be thinking or feeling.