Christy - posted on 04/26/2014 ( no moms have responded yet )
I'm a mother of an 18 year old daughter about to graduate from high school. She starts college in the fall and chooses to work full time too. She will be moving out into an apartment for college but my issue is that she has all of a sudden woke up and decided that she does not have to listen to me or follow my rules. What the hell is all I can say. This started with senior prom and staying out all night. Her phone died and I couldn't find her til 9 am the next morning and her response to my anger and worry was that I needed help. She has increasingly gotten disrespectful and I'm walking on eggshells and I feel like my world has been turned completely upside down. She has found a new set of friends that like to party and stays out all night with them. She left for 5 days because she said she needed space and that I am the ruddest person ever. She came home but anything I say to her about her responsibilities, herbresponses are very rude. I raised her by myself for 17 years and then married my best friend since I was 11 years old last year. She wasn't happy at all at first and gave us both hell but I thought she had learned to cope with it. Her father and grandfather were killed in a drunk driving car accident last may and she has been seeing a psychologist and they have put her on adderall and she has lost 30 pounds and I'm assuming feeling more confident about her looks. Her and I have always been beat friends an I've always been her parent. I'm feeling overwhelmed and my husband wants to just chew her out and light into her butt but I won't let him. I can't afford to push her away any further. I can't think of what I have done to her for her to treat me this way. I feel as if I have lost her. Any advice would be greatly appreciated. I cant sleep or eat without getting nauseated and throwing up and i work full time and im completely exhausted. I go to bed praying for her and my sanity....