Take heart, my friend. You must trust your son’s judgment. He has all the brains and courage he needs to get through his challenging times. How do I know? Because you reared him and I can determine from what you write that you, yourself, are smart and brave.
You worry that you’ve said too much and your son has retreated. I know he lives some distance from you, but are you still speaking on the phone or via email, etc.? If not, I advise you to rectify the situation immediately. Don’t wait for him to contact you. Instead, reach out and let him know that you love and care about him, no matter what the outcome of his circumstances may be.
Dr. Joan’s Harmony Key: Love is a bridge over troubled waters.