Hi! I have a 17 yr old, and an almost 13 yr old (July) and i am 39 so we are kinda similar. I had the issue of my ex (who is not the father of miss 17) not understanding either and it was very tough. Does your hubby understand anything about mental health issues at all? If not, i would suggest you try and get him onto pages like this or Beyond Blue or even Kids Helpline websites so that he can educate himself a little. For me, education has been the key, but sometimes, as in the case of my ex, i just had to tell him to let me deal with it as no matter how much we talked, he just didn't/couldn't get it. I know it's hard to access services right now but i wonder if you have had your daughter to see a psych at all? My eldest had great success with Headspace and seeing a psych through them and i am about to embark on finding a psych for my miss 13 as well as she is struggling with issues. With my eldest, although i helped her as much as i could, there is something about the advice coming from mum that just doesn't cut it, and i found that although Headspace gave her basically the same advice, she listened to it. It might be worth making a separate post in one of the forums about the issues you've mentioned here as i suspect this might get lost when others do intros after you.
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