My teen was 10 months old when my husband filed for divorce. The bio mom has bipolar and is now medicated however cannot care for her. Can only do "short visits". Teen has anger issues on her mother. I don't blame her. Teen has also been diagnosed with issues but refuses medicine. Has gone through 2 therapists, never likes anyone. She takes this out on me and I react negatively (for a few years now.) I need to understand her and don't want to give up on her or my marriage. It's getting to the point where giving up may just be the answer. However I can't do this without trying for some help. Looking into counseling for just her and I. Any others experience this?
Answer by beyondhopes at 10:02 PM on May. 9, 2011
Answer by coala at 10:15 PM on May. 9, 2011
what is your goal exactly? because even mom's have this same problem with teens so trying to be her friend may or may not work as well as trying to be her mom... we already know she has issue's there so I agree counseling for yourself may be good also a parenting class may help you with issue's a bit you also need to realize she's never been able to depend on a Mother figure so set the rules and stick to them don't bend or break rules that you have for her she needs stability!!! praise and discipline go hand in hand!!! don't be negative all the time reward good behavior but also discipline.
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