I have had a real hard time with the whole: Set them free and let them experience life without you there by their side to protect them from the wild and crazy world, that could hurt them, in numerous terrifying ways...
I forget about the OR NOT part a fair deal.
But I have been forced to let go and bite my tongue by the reality that: we all grow up, and we all have to learn to fend for ourselves and make our own way in life. OR NOT.
Aka: my Spock Like Husband :O
Still, it ain't easy.
I struggle with it.
In the long run, I know my hubby's right.
You have to have faith that you've raised them well, and they've got a good head on their shoulders and a good set of survival skills and a strong will to survive.
You survived, didn't you?
Odds are, they will too.