I constantly worry about my son’s safety since he moved to university

DEAR DEIDRE: NOW my son has gone to uni I am struggling to cope.

I am a 48-year-old single mum. My son is 18 and has gone to Manchester to study, though his younger brother is still at home with me.

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I worry about my son’s safety now he’s left for university in Manchester[/caption]

It doesn’t help me knowing he’s in a big city. We live in a quiet, safe rural area.

I know I have to let go and let him go out into the big wide world, but all the knife and gun crime around at the moment doesn’t help calm my fears.

DEIDRE SAYS: The news can look scary but incidents involving knives and guns make headlines because they are so rare.

Can you visit your son in Manchester? You’ll feel calmer if you can picture his life rather than him seeming to have disappeared off into a scary void.

Try not to share all this anxiety with either of your sons.

They need to know that you trust they can cope and that the world is mostly a good place.

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