Q&A: How to Handle Difficult Daughter
I tried LOA once over the past year – it was hard work and felt like moving a mountain to get to a positive thought about my very difficult and abusive 18 year old daughter. It kind of helped, though. She came home for about a month, but there was another explosion and she was off again.
She came back but has barely been in the house and there are many difficult communications. (Her ignoring texts, calls, being dismissive; me saying don’t come back till you apologize.) Very distressing and feels like I’m reaching an empty tank of love and care.
I’m finding it very hard to work out how to do LOA in this situation. It’s very upsetting when she doesn’t respond well or contact me.
If you have any tips or suggestions that might help me generate some LOA that will bring the happy resepctful relationship I want – I will be forever grateful!
What say you wise parents? I imagine some of you may have successfully navigated similar situations that might be helpful to share with our mom here, or maybe you’ve got a couple inspiring thoughts to help get her through this tunnel.
Thanks in advance for whatever you’re able to offer!