Hi all I have 3 beautiful children. My concern is about my 17 year old daughter. She left half way through year 11 due to severe anxiety because of trauma from the past. She started a course that she never finished after leaving school - I tried to support her... maybe too much so. She's looking for work but not really motivated. She's going to start another course and seems motivated. I can't seem to get her to clean her room and after I whine she will do the dishes or bring in the washing. She has had a lot of therapy so her anxiety, depression and eating disorder is so much better. She now has a boyfriend with a trauma history also - he too is unemployed and seems to lack motivation also. He's very kind and gentle natured - but he's almost here at my house full time. I'm supporting both of them financially and I feel used. When I try and raise issues like house work, getting a job etc, she becomes frustrated with me saying she's doing the best she can. I'm a single mum working my butt off in a full time position in mental health...my workload at work and home is getting too much to cope with. Any advice would be so welcome... especially if some one out there has experienced similar.
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