Haven't talked to him face-to-face, yet, but that will come.
I think that he wants to talk and to be closer to me. At this point, I'm the only adult, male role-model that he's GOT!
His dad's a loser that hasn't been around, except to beat him as a young child, his mom's gone, my dad is gone... I have no brothers..
He's starting to realize some of the things that I did about 8-10 years ago. That being coddled like he has been isn't the best thing for him and that he needs a little truth and honesty in his life. He'll get that from me, for sure. I'm not one to pull punches.