You may be losing your little boy, because he is showing signs of becoming an adult. You will always have your son, you won't lose him unless you throw him away yourself. If this is the case, your son is transitioning into adult hood right before your eyes, it will seem like you are losing him. Is he getting married? Is he becoming angry and lashing out at you? Is he moving out of the house? These are normal activities for many 22 year old sons. Like Bonestructure says, we can't guess at what is happening to make you feel as if you are losing your son unless you can share some of your thoughts with us. Has he changed his personality due to alcohol or drugs? Has he decided to hang around with people you do not approve of? Has he changed his religion? Have you had a big argument with him lately? If, as I say, it was some of this "cutting the apron strings" on his part, then this is very healthy. I raised 3 sons. They are all now in their 50s. All I have to go on is my own experiences to share with you.