02-26-2020 07:02 PM
02-26-2020 10:11 PM
Welcome to the forums. It must be very worrying to find your daughter in such an seemingly unhealthy relationship. It sounds like she's in a tough place, and it's tough for you because even though you know things aren't ok, she won't open up to you currently. However, being there consistently an an open outlet of supportive for her is very important to maintain right now. She may come to you if/when she's ready.
Have you tried speaking to a counsellor about this. I think you're from the UK, so here is a link to phone counselling service to help in these scenarios. We are here for you too
02-26-2020 10:44 PM
02-27-2020 09:41 AM
Hi @Lanny81 ,
It sounds like such an incredibly challenging time for you as a parent, seeing your child in a relationship that you can clearly see is unhealthy, but also having to respect the fact that she is an adult. You sound like such a switched on, and caring parent. I'm sure that in the long term that will serve you and your daughter well.
I just thought I would link you to a few resources that we have about recognising signs of an abusive relationship, and helping teens to set healthy boundaries in their own relationships. Even if your daughter isn't ready to read those things now, I thought they may be helpful resources for you guys to have- unfortunately unhealthy relationships aren't uncommon, and a lot of other parents have been where you are at the moment.
It sounds like you and your daughter have a strong relationship, which is something that should be really protective for her. I'm also wondering if you're getting some support for yourselves at the moment? It must be an incredibly stressful time for you as parents.