Our expert says:
Well, Carol, as you keep re-discovering, we are inded all Different. Some of us have handled situations when, for good reasons, we have been alone and lonely for extended periods, without maing a major problem of it. Some folks are less secure and self-confident, and need a regular boost from others, to get through comfortably. For a range of reasons, you handled so much of what was needed, that he didn't need to do so, so you're expecting him to change a long-standing habit ! Maybe after he joins you, he can be encouraged into become more independent and taking more responsibility and even initiative, but it'll need to be a gradual process.
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