Homemakerj 2010-06-30 10:17:09
Yes. It was a good thing to say. I was reading the thread thinking it
was implied, but I see others, didn’t take it that way.
I’m sorry you’re having problems with your daughter. I have always
heard that during the teenaged years, Moms (yes, GOOD Moms, and teenaged
daughters b*** heads constantly. That there’s a certain kind of tug of
war that goes on where daughter tries to knock Mom off her throne, so to
speak. I was in a situation (second marriage) where I didn’t have to
raise a teenager until my fifth child, because the first four chose to
be with their other parent after they turned 13 and the courts would let
them choose. My fifth child was a boy.
I’ve always heard that the first six years of a child’s life are the
formative and important years. I highly doubt that you going off to
work has contributed to your daughter’s rebellion, particularly if you
felt close to her before puberty hit, and I think you’ve posted that you
did. Hang in there, Eva.
Many women are and there’s nothing wrong with that. The world needs all kinds of people.
Yes, I recall that.
Sounds like you’ve got good instincts and chose the right path.
Has she accused you of this? If not, I wouldn’t give it a second
thought. If so, I’d ask her what you can do now to make it okay. Puts
the ball right back in her court where she’ll have to take responsibility.
Don’t be tormented. We all do the best we can.