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    Bill
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    I have a 15 year old daughter who I am finding so hard to spend much time with me nowadays we used to be very close and she was will me a lot more than she is now .

    I split up with my ex six years ago we dont talk much I have asked her for help but keeps coming back saying  to me my daughter is now old enough to make her own mind up .

    This has made me feel depressed and just dont know what my next steps are with this matter .

     

     

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    plogermans
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    Hi,

    Yeah it’s upsetting when this happens but quite common and i know i was like it to my mum and dad all those years ago, it’s mostly a teenage thing. Not a lot you can do but bide your time and hope she makes more contact in time. Keep sending her birthday and christmas cards and maybe get a proof of posting in case they’re not passed on to her and she says later you never sent anything. Maybe send her a text once a week saying you hope she’s ok and that you love her. I’m sure she loves you still, it’s just those funny years ! Good luck,

    Dave

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    PaulaS
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    Hi,
    Yes that is really upsetting. Don’t blame yourself, it’s most certainly a teenage thing. My daughter is the same with her Dad at the moment. Send text messages, leave a voice mail and send cards on special occasions. Remind her that she’s always welcome. Just don’t give up. She’ll change. Good luck.

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    Bill
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    Hi Paula

    I find I am getting myself depressed

    & emotional with  all that’s going on with my daughter and lots of lonely times

    I have tried speaking to her and she says she will come see me more then it’s back to not getting back to my messages etc

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