Thank you for your response. Yes, their texting and social media habits have been relatively healthy thus far but he never skips more than one day. Unfortunately we got to the source of the issue this week. One of her best friends is a gay male and he’s befriended her bf because they are involved in the same activities at school. He’s a narcissist. He’s been lying to both of them to prompt her bf to break up with her. Another girl joined in to sabotage my daughter with him and it’s been pretty awful. Her bf finally came over this weekend and they worked it out. I walked in on him crying and I felt terrible. This is the second time this has happened to her. The first time was with different people. I don’t know what to tell her. People can be pretty self absorbed and jealous. My child is attractive, smart, and adults love her but kids her age find fault with her. She has few real friends. Her boyfriend is lovely. He’s a senior, extremely talented, nice, and attractive and both of the “friends” involved like him along with many others. My daughter and her bf have always planned to stay together until he leaves for university (she’ll have 2 more years of high school) and I think people covet their relationship/friendship.
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As parents we try to offer our teen daughter advice and help as she learns boys think very differently than girls. Her boyfriend has us completely stumped. We are tempted to advise her to dump him but we hesitate because there’s something innately good about him. He doesn’t call her or message her for days and she gets so upset. If she messages him he doesn’t respond. He doesn’t make plans but will see her when she asks. She saw him Friday night but he hasn’t seen her or talked to her in five days. He lives 3 miles away and had a car. This has happened in the past but never this long. He’d very attentive in person, respects her boundaries, and he expresses his feelings, and he’s kind. He seldom hangs out with friends, and spends a lot of time at home. Others complain to her that he ignores their texts. He’s an introvert but this seems extreme. I don’t know what to tell her. She’s frustrated and I’m out of explanations for her.
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