Neely - posted on 03/10/2009 ( 2 moms have responded )
I have been divorced for a little over a year. Due to the divorce I lost my house and had to move back to my hometown. My husband tried to kill me and all of my children heard/witnessed it. My almost seven year old has been diagnosed with all of the above. Could all of this be due to the fact that she was such a huge daddy's girl? She has always had anxieties (ie, won't be in parades, doesn't like to go 'trick or treating' etc etc) but it has gotten to where I can't leave the house because she has such major anxiety about going places...15 minutes in and out of the bathroom....it is hard as a single mom. I have her in counciling, she sees the school councilor monthly, she is in a "self esteem" group in the school. She is bright, articulate, creative, and so darn smart! I don't know how to get through this. So many people in our church are praying for us. Sometimes I tell myself that these are just 'big words" and that I don't need to worry. I don't want her medicated and that is where everyone is pointing.