Lindy - posted on 08/18/2012 ( 2 moms have responded )
I have a 17 1/2 year old daughter who is in a downward spiral. She started dating a boy 7 months ago and it has been turmoil ever since. It has come to my attention (by her 22 year old brother) that she told him that she has been sexually active with this boy and another one, (without protection) she has been drinking almost every day(she has type 1 diabetes). He is worried that she has such low self-esteem and when she gets upset over this boy, who breaks up with her every other day, that she might hurt herself. This boy has brought her self-esteem to an all-time low. He verbally abuses her, makes her drive when they have been drinking, and basically just makes her life a living hell. None of us can figure out why she keeps wanting to see this guy. My son called me at 2:30am because he is so worried. He thinks she needs to go to some type of boarding school where she can receive counseling and to get away from this boy and this town. It seems extreme, but I agree. What do you think?