04-24-2018 03:56 PM
04-24-2018 07:29 PM - edited 04-24-2018 07:29 PM
Hi @Irrelevant welcome to ReachOut forums. I am so sorry to hear about what you're going through with your Daughter, definitely we can provide you some community support around this. I just want to confirm are you posting from the USA? If so you can still use the forums however we won't be able to link you in to any local services as we would our Australian members.
In regards to your Daughter, it sounds like there's some underlying pain she's experiencing as well as the natural shift through hormones that occurs during this time - not to mention the anxiety and depression which would be taking its toll on her mentally & physically.
It sounds like you're wearing the brunt of the decision making around her health and wellbeing as well is that right? Have you considered attending counselling for yourself in regards to managing this situation without the support of your husband? It's definitely a hard one as our young ones transition into adults, as the consequential thinking isn't quite in place as the brain develops. Is there anything you and your Daughter really bond over? Or anything that you know she's likely to say yes to? Such as a trip to the movies or shopping? There could be some opportunities in a shared experience together to really get chatting with her about the underlying issues, and come to a compromise around her schooling.
04-24-2018 11:31 PM
I am sorry you are going through this. Its even worse when you feel like your doing most of it alone. I understand how you feel because in my family I have to make most of the decisions as well. I like @Breez-RO suggestion to take your daughter somewhere she would like to go maybe lunch and see if she can open up a bit about what is going on. Sounds like some angry outbusts and frustration on her part. I think that's great that she has a new therapist that she likes. My daughter never really opens up about what they talk about either. I don't even ask anymore, I just say I hope you had a good session.
Is it possible your daughter would be willing to test and get her GED? Maybe you can both compromise on a goal so that you don't also get in trouble for her dropping out. Hugs to you!
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