Hi there. This is to other parents who have sons and daughters away from home. my son is preparing to leave for oversea duties, he will proberly see some action as he will be away for 6 months. Basically this will be his first tour and I am not looking forward to it. im sure there are lots of families in the same situation, so what are your coping stratagies, how do you deal with life whilst love ones are away. my son is 18. Whats suggestions are there for me.