My ex-husband and I have been divorced since she was 2. Up to the age of 6, I became and active alcoholic. Since then I have maintained sobriety and I am an active member of AA. My daugter was placed in her fathers custody during my active disease. When I became sober, I realized the long drawn out battle to gain custody of her was not about her but it was about me and my selfishness. I then realized all I want for my child is to develope and maintain a loving relationship and be the mother that she never had. After letting go of this fight, my ex-husband and I live in the same town and share custody. At this time, my daughter thinks the moon of her father and I seem to be such a burden. I have done some 12 step work around this but I can't seem to think that her behavior towards me, the not wanting to be around me (except
Asked by Anonymous at 6:52 PM on Jul. 22, 2010 in Teens (13-17)
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I so sorry, please remember your daughter is going through a weird period also, puberty is starting and kids can say the same thing to parents who haven't had the struggles you have.
I would try counseling, even if it's just for yourself right now. Maybe the counselor can give you positive ways to approach your daughter. I think counselling with your DD would be wonderful too. Depending how close you are to your ex-husband, maybe you can enlist his help in talking to your DD.
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