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But it’s important to remember that they do still need you now and this is a normal development phase of the teen years.
There are also things you can do to make dating easier for both of you.
Joyce: Love can do more than blind a soul; it often leaves one oblivious and voiceless. Your golden opportunity for redirecting your daughter’s attraction to this man was when she was 15 and allowed to date someone who was 19.
To a young, impressionable girl, being swept off her feet by a “real man” is a winsome thought.
DEAR AMY: My daughter has been seriously dating a young man for about the last six years. He is an immigrant/refugee from a war-torn country and has struggled with serious psychological issues relating to his childhood experiences.
He recently totaled his car and got a DUI, confirming that he is an alcoholic.
It isn’t until you completely detach that she will fully come into her own. I want to reconcile with her, but she won’t apologize to anyone and thinks she has done nothing wrong.
And in order to detach you will have to find a way to accept that your daughter may not ever become the version of an adult you insist she must be. You must first trust that you did your best as a parent, and then you must accept your adult children as they are. We think she might be bipolar, but again don’t know how to bring this up without upsetting her.
He is on probation and cannot drive, so my daughter now often drives him.
I’m quite sure she feels deep compassion and a desire to rescue him. I have talked to her about my thoughts and feelings, pointed out the obvious difficulties and heartache being in a relationship with an alcoholic.
I believe he is a good person with a good heart — and lots of problems. She asks me to let her heal from this, and she continues to date him. I want to tell my daughter she is dragging around a ball and chain, enabling him, making the biggest mistake of her life, wasting her time, seemingly changing who she is in order to “help” him cope.Tags: Adult Dating, affair dating, sex dating