Alex Doesn't Live Here Anymore (2)
While Alex packs for New York, Elyse struggles to deal with her feelings of loss.
After Elyse’s blow-up with Alex, Steven is finally able to get her to admit that much of what she’s suffering is classic separation anxiety. But she is still unable to put her anger aside, telling Steven that Alex is too self-centered to appreciate all the things they’ve done for him.
That night at Andy’s school play, Steven asks Alex to talk with his mother about what she’s feeling. Later, when the family decides to go out for ice cream, Elyse excuses herself and goes home alone.
Standing in Alex’s room, a melancholy Elyse is surprised when her son walks in and apologies for fighting. Elyse confesses that his leaving reminds her that a part of her life is ending, while Alex tells her that bravado aside, he’s scared about leaving the security of the family. Their love for each other reaffirmed, Alex and Elyse embrace.
Early the next morning, the sleepy family gathers for breakfast before taking Alex to th
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