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Be Willing to Give Up Things Up

Sometimes hard choices have to be made. Caine recommends going through your home with a critical eye before your son moves in and figuring out what you need to keep, what can be tossed, and what needs to be stored in order to avoid bumps down the road. Unfortunately, that sometimes means temporarily giving up a hobby space or storing items in your basement or a friend's house when you'd rather have them closer at hand. Additionally, if you converted your son's bedroom to an exercise or crafts room while he was gone, you're going to have to be prepared to make the conversion back. Sometimes if the situation is truly temporary, you may be able to meet both your needs and theirs (the room may be big enough both for a treadmill and a pull-out couch), but usually you'll have to make some tough decisions.

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