I am going through hell with my 17 yo daughter. She split with her boyfriend a few months ago, and is taking it out on me. I don’t know how to handle it. Any suggestions on coping with the situation?

 


Posted anonymously, 17th December 2013


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  • Just ride it out. Life with teenagers is always a roller coaster ride



  • A break up is hard at any age, but being 17 she probably feels like the world is ending. Be supportive of her & let her know you are there for her. Don’t take anything she says to heart, she’s emotional & hormonal & these feelings will pass soon enough.
    Take her out on a Mum-Daughter day, maybe to a spa or to get a facial & manicure done, something to make her feel nice, & you also.
    Talk to her about the break up if she wants to talk, if she doesn’t don’t push it, let her know that you’re there if & when she feels ready to.
    Best of luck. It’s not easy being a teenager.



  • It is good reading the comments and interest to this!



  • I wish I could give you better advice, but I sought professional help from a social worker to deal with my daughter. I did get some good ideas but also felt like they didn’t fully understand my position.



  • Just try and be there for her, and don’t react to harsh comments. It’ll pass



  • How did you get on with your daughter? hoping you had some luck :)



  • If she attacks you verbally ask her what her problem is talk to her become her friend someone she can trust



  • its a hard time to deal with, i hope she has been feeling better



  • Might be she don’t know how to share her feeling with you. Just need time and more patient to deal with your daughter. Hope everything ok.



  • she is 17 just ignore her antics and tell her if she cant speak nice then not to speak at all, she wants to be an adult and to start acting like one



  • i would be honest and tell her her actions are childish and hurtful



  • Break ups can be hard at any age. Give her some space and let her know you understand. It shouldn’t last much longer than a month or so!



  • Sit down & talk with her, if she won’t open up to you, I’d suggest a counsellor.



  • maybe take her to see someone



  • Teenagers are difficult, I hope it ended up all okay for you.


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