Louise - posted on 11/30/2013 ( no moms have responded yet )
Hi all! I have a beautiful, clever and precious daughter of 17, and I love her with all my heart, but what is causing me a lot of heartache is our continuous arguing! The smallest thing will turn into a huge thing until we are both terribly upset. This is happening almost daily and I feel emotionally drained. She has gone through a very hard time - she had glandular fever, then had to repeat a grade at school because of it, now she keeps getting relapses so we have decided to home school her. All this has been incredibly stressful on both of us, and her father is no help at all. Everything is left to me to organise or sort out. Also, what I find has happened is that I have done so much for her in the past that it's totally taken for granted - it seems no-one's feelings count, but hers. This is typical teenage behaviour, but how to cope without feeling depressed and stressed??