Rhonda - posted on 04/02/2016 ( 5 moms have responded )
18 year old daughter thinks it is okay to call mom crazy, stupid, etc when she does not want to listen to rules or wants to have her way. When angry, she walks around the house and pretends I don't exist as well as dismiss chores around the house, and does not alert family as to when she is out of the house. I suffer from panic attacks, and she does not really care. She comes in my room and sleeps in my bed and leaves it unmade. I sleep in my recliner as I am not able to sleep in my bed due to a back and stomach condition. Almost 2 years ago, she was in trouble with bringing a marijuana bowl to school and getting kicked out and sent to an alternative school for 3 + months. She met a boy there that had problems and told him that he was the only one she could talk to. It was found out that she had told him one sided tales about me. The alternative teachers also informed me that the boy had issues. Turns out my daughter had a relationship with him (very briefly) and it was not a good experience. She ended up having to go to court about the bowl and also for me taking her to court about leaving the home and going elsewhere at night. She ended up getting all of this thrown out of court, but she still continues to be a uncaring, self-centered individual who thinks I'm of me as the enemy. I forgot to mention that her father died over a year ago and I wished this would have brought the family closer, but no. She goes to school, and has a job now, but does not respect me and has told me to my face. We have had arguments and I have tried talking to her often about her behavior, but she will just tell me to leave her alone and quit talking to her. Can someone give me advice?