Pamela - posted on 10/03/2010 ( 16 moms have responded )
Help! My youngest daughter just turned 18 and all hell broke lose with my husband (my daughters father). Well anyhow she stayed out all night with her boyfriend on her birthday, and my husband went in a frenzy. My husband has always been strict by not letting our daughters spend the night at their friends, going to parties things of that nature. Well a couple years ago when my middle daughter turned 18 she didn't go out all night with her boyfriend, because his parents were strict. Well soon after she broke up with him and started seeing someone else. At first her new boyfriend had a to be home by 10:00 and he lived with his grandparents and he was 19. Soon after he started dating my daughter she started to stay out all night at his house. There were plenty of sleepless nights. She rebelled because her dad (my husband) was too strict and so she decided since she was 18 she could do whatever she wanted.
Going back to my youngest daughter, so she stayed out all night long with her boyfriend and came home at 9:30 am in the morning. So now she is starting to rebel, however my husband blames me because he said that I didn't say anything. I mean what can I say, they are 18 years old and by laws here in the U.S we aren't allowed to say or do anything once they turn 18. My daughters are good, they all graduated from high school, they don't do drugs, or drink. My youngest daughter already has a good paying job working at a top cosmetic store making decent money. She buys all her own clothes,we basicly don't have to buy her anything, we only provide a roof over her head, and pay for food. But she even said that she is going to start paying rent because she feels she needs more responisblity to so she can adjust to the outside world. Does my husband have the right to say anything to her? Please I need some advice.