Hello, My 16 yr old daughter has always been a difficult, stubborn person. Her new thing is her plan to move across the country to go to college. She is completely blind and that adds to the struggle of everything. She is fiercely independent ( which I fostered and am super proud of). The problem is she is refusing to accept reality in that she needs help. I said let’s talk about your plan. Dad and I can rent a moving van and help you move and settle in your apartment. We can help you apartment hunt, etc. Just get her set up. She is saying No, I will just hire a driver and go alone. I can find an apartment online, etc. I ask her why don’t you accept our help, she says I don’t want to hurt your feelings so I am not going to answer that question ( so frustrating for me). I asked is it because you don’t want us to know where you live? She said no. I just can’t figure this girl out. Is this really normal teen behavior? She has been telling me for years when she is 18 she will move out and we will never hear from her again. My husband says she is just being a normal teen. And to not stress. She will figure out how hard getting an apartment is and ask for help. I am not so sure. Her stubborn level is extreme. Has anyone else experienced this? I feel so alone. I just am not sure if this is really normal teen behavior??
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