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Good and Bad in my life

Monday, October 19, 2015

Most of the good in my life these days comes from work. I feel like I really help people at work both co workers and patients. I often feel like a failure at home. My oldest daughter has been going through depression. Shes refusing therapy. Shes 18 so I can't make her do anything but shes a senior in high school. She doesn't come home at night anymore. She spends the night at various boys houses. I think shes trying to get self worth from boyfriends. We used to be close but she won't talk to me. When we do try to communicate I feel the generation gap like I have never felt it before. All I seem to do is pray and escape to work where I can make a difference.
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    Teens go through stages. Will pray for you. Make a appointment with your Pastor just for you to open up. Do you have a husband? If she he needs to help yu with daughter not all on your shoulders.

    You cannot make your child come to you but you can tell her. You love her.

    You have many children so she may feel out of place. That you are not giving her enough attention as she needs. As a Mom you should know every child is different. Some need those special times alone with you..While your other child is okay.

    1424 days ago
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    that sounds so difficult ... for you; and also for your daughter. I'm glad that you are getting some good (and hopefully joy) from your time at work; but really pray that things improve with your daughter and that your relationship can be strengthened again and she will come to know where her worth really comes from (something many of us need to learn and keep working on). Praying for you both now emoticon
    1621 days ago
    Thoughts & prayers. emoticon
    1622 days ago
    So sorry you are going through all this with your daughter. Had hoped things would get better between you but right now all we can do is pray for you and you pray and put it into Gods hands

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    1628 days ago
  • no profile photo JEANNETTE59
    I'm am so sorry that your daughter's depression is causing her to act out in this way.
    Would she be willing to talk to your pastor or a school counselor?
    I agree that a note reassuring her of your love and openness to standing with her may be of comfort to you both.
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    1628 days ago
    I am so sorry to read this, Karen... Of course I am happy for you that you are enjoying your work life so much (I do too and I know how much it is important!), but I am very sad to read of your worries for your oldest daughter. Maybe you could write her a note just to say that you love her and will always be there for her? Something like that? I really don't know what else to suggest, but I know how important your children are for you and it breaks my heart that you are escaping to work.
    Remember to take good care of yourself too!
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    1628 days ago
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