My mother has been dealing with Parental Seperation Anxiety. It is an extreme case. I am concerned for her well being. I'm writing this to find out more information about what exactly she is going through and what can help her overcome this.
It can be a tough transition for both parents and students when adult children leave the nest and head off to college. Usually, this big change evokes intense feelings on both sides - sometimes similar and sometimes very different. While parental separation anxiety is not a diagnosis or official mental health term, I believe many parents of adult children and college students would be able to imagine some of what you are describing - and I can also imagine some of your own reactions, which might be a mixture of concern and care about your mom, blended with your own hopes and fears about being on your own. If you are (going to be) a University of Rochester student, it might be useful to come to UCC after you arrive on campus to further explore and understand your end of the dynamic and what you need. Your mother is also welcome to call UCC at 585-275-3113 and speak to our UCC Parent Liaison, Vanessa Peavy, about suggestions and resources. More information is also available when you and your family come here for orientation. There is also information available for students and parents on our UCC website.
Best wishes to the both of you!