01-18-2021 12:38 PM
01-18-2021 05:15 PM
Hi @Isblind ,
That sounds really tough - can I ask, is your daughter aware that you and your partner are in the process of starting to separate? Do you think that some of what you are sensing from her might be her feelings about the changes that lie ahead? It sounds like you and your partner are making a big effort to keep life as 'normal' as possible, and I'm sure that will be a hugely protective factor for your daughter as you go through these changes. It's clear how much you love your daughter and how much you are putting her well-being at the centre of how you're approaching everything.
ReachOut have some great resources on our website to help parents and their teens navigate separation, it includes videos of parents sharing what worked for them, and some really practical tips on how to have those difficult conversations, so I've linked to those here in case they're helpful.
It sounds like having a chat with your daughter about how she's feeling could be a good idea - I know as a parent myself, I often find those tricky conversations are easier when we're also doing something else, like going for a drive, or having a walk . Open ended questions are a great way to start!
It sounds like you've had a lot on your plate, it's great that you've been able to successfully wean off your antidepressants - are you having any support from a psychologist or counsellor at the moment?
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