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Bert
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I was going to suggest exercise, too. Stop and go for a walk, go swim, throw rocks in a lake or river. Shoot hoops at a gym. And if that doesn’t help, when you get home, kiss your mom on the cheek and tell her you’ll be back to talk in 15 minutes. She might not ever get WHY you do, so skip the explaining and just go to your room. Politely. Actually, now that I think back, after I moved back in, I’d often call to see if Mom needed me to pick up anything on my way home. That allowed her to hear my voice and be reassured that I’m okay/tired and might need a rest/am going to go for a little exercise, so not-to-worry.