No I have not tried professional help, at first I thought it was just 'normal' adolescent behaviour, so I just continued to try and work it out with her, I did seek guidance recently from my doctor regarding professional help but have been informed that due to not being unemployed I am not entitled to free services, I can not afford the cost of professional help.
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Hi, I have a very abusive 16 year old daughter, I have been dealing with this for the past 2-3 years, it has definitely escalated this year. I have absolutely no control over anything she does or says, she won't listen to me, she doesn't respect me or her father, she will scream out at the top of her lungs and continue to haras us , throw anything she can get her hands on at both of us and verbally abuse us, if she doesn't like an answer given her, she call me awful names, and in a heated argument is spiteful about bringing up my past and telling me how worthless I am ( BTW my past is I was sexually abused at 14), so this hurts me greatly, her father and I are hard-working, I have two jobs and work 7 days a week, and he works mon-fri,we have provided her with everything parents are supposed to give, she works at a fast food establishment and she is on her learners and demands driving lessons with me in the current time I have refused as I don't actually feel safe when she is driving as she doesn't listen to me, I don't want to take her to or from work because as soon as I am alone with her she starts another argument. I have tried and tried so hard, she has gotten to a point where she refuses to acknowledge her father and won't speak to him at all because he told her to stop acting the way she does towards me and she says she hates him, she also has a boyfriend and stays with him whenever she wants to... so now I am dealing with this on my own, I am beginning to give up, I feel like I have a broken heart and I am struggling to cope, also I have a 14 year old son, who sees all this and has also started being rude to me as well. I am feeling helpless. She does not act out anywhere else only at home.
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