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My husband just doesn't understand my teen daughter!

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Hello Ladies!

I have been struggling with my husband for our entire marriage with how he treats my teen daughter.  Both my daughter and I feel he is unfair and hurtful.  I have tried just about every angle with expressing my concerns, but he simply doesn't see it. My daughter is a GREAT teen and most everyone sees this and compliments me on what a wonderful job I've done in raising her- except my husband who tends to nag about every tiny thing she does wrong and is insensitive most always.  I realize men tend to be more harsh, but I am afraid his ways could damage her self-esteem and self-worth which I have worked so hard her entire life to instill.  I am hoping for some guidance, advice, and support from all of you.

Thank you!

by on Sep. 13, 2013 at 3:38 PM
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Clairwil
by Silver Member on Sep. 16, 2013 at 1:26 PM
Quoting Mamajuice1111:

my husband who tends to nag about every tiny thing she does wrong

My guess is that he has unrealistic expectations.   Have you explicitly discussed with him what his expectations are, both of her, and what his own responsibilities are?  Have you talked about possible methods of achieving what he wants, and the possible down sides of each method?

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