Kristine - posted on 11/16/2008 ( 38 moms have responded )
I have a 14 year old daughter who has decided that she wants to live with her dad instead of me. I have been remarried for 12 1/2 years. I was very hurt when she told my husband and I this. I suggested to her and her father that we try out a different schedule. We decided that she would spend two weeks with her dad, and two weeks with me. I was trying to be fair. The problem is that after the two weeks with her father, she didn't want to come back home to me. I have sole custody of my daughter and ended up having to call the police to help me get her back. For whatever reason, my custody papers does not allow the police to get her back for me. It's been 3 1/2 months since I have seen my daughter. I miss her very much! I have managed to talk to her on the phone a few times, I email her constantly and I have even suggested that she come home for dinner at the very least but she hasn't been very responsive to any of these things. She has a sister and a brother at home who miss her as well. I know that I could take her father back to court but figure that even if the courts make her come back home, she would either run away or be very miserable and make my husband and two other kids miserable too. I am just not sure as to what to do...I don't want to miss out on her life. I want to be there to share all the milestones with her.