Janna - posted on 02/05/2014 ( 3 moms have responded )
Who knew.... one desperate Google search and I'm suddenly not alone in my battles!
My 15 year old daughter is completely rude, disrespectful, lazy, argumentative, etc....
My husband does nothing to help me when the situation spirals out of control, he basically runs next door until he thinks we've had enough time to exhaust ourselves or kill each other.
She has humiliated us publicly so many times I don't even want to take her anywhere anymore. I doesn't matter if it's friends, family, or the cashier at WalMart, She thinks it is her job to inform everyone of her opinions of their clothing, appearance, and/or parenting skills no matter when or where.
It doesn't matter what I do/buy/cook it's always horribly wrong and I'm a failure according to her. A person can only take so much. She wonders why she doesn't have many friends and the ones she does have don't hang around for very long. She's just not a nice person, but she thinks she's completely normal and everyone else has issues.
Our day starts with her opening her bedroom door and ripping in to me for some inadequacy that's apparently kept her awake all night. But it's not her fault - I asked for it. "Some people just weren't meant to be a Mom." If I try to have a decent conversation she accuses me of trying to "bond" and tells me not to waste my time.
We tried to get her into therapy 3 times from age 4 until now, they even came to our house for "family exercises", and nothing. Have you ever been asked not to bring your child back for therapy? I have.
I feel like I'm losing my mind and am completely alone.