Laura - posted on 09/05/2012 ( 29 moms have responded )
I recently found out my 19 year old daughter is pregnant. She hasnt told us anything about the father other than his first name and he just got out of jail. She quit college and her job about 6 months ago and became a stranger in our house. She became very beligerant and defiant as well as lazy and started to lack personal hygeine. She also started selling off her possessions and began stealing from my husband and I. When we confronted her about her lifestyle, she became enraged. My husband gave her a choice to either develop a plan for her life of leave. She chose to leave. That was four months ago. About a month ago, my husband got a random phone call from one of her ex boyfriends, claiming that she was pregnant, and it was not his. My daughter confirmed her pregnancy to me last month, stating that the baby is due at the end of January, and she needed her birth certificate to apply for Medicaid. She also asked me to pay her phone bill, again, and she would pay me back. That was over a month ago, and after not hearing a word from her, she called me in tears today saying she was stressed out and had no way to pay her phone bill. I feel awful not helping her, but I also feel like nothing more than a bill payer. This is very hard for me.