Marea Wende - posted on 02/02/2013 ( no moms have responded yet )
I have 3 teenage children. My youngest is 16 years old. 1 1/2 years ago she moved in with her dad and stepmom. She refused to follow my rules when she lived with me and was disrespectful to me, so I thought it best she move in with her dad and she agreed. My daughter and I have had good communication up until this past November. I wanted to do a mother daughter trip to NYC to see her Uncle who she loves, and she was very excited. She told me she did not want to go thanksgiving weekend as that was her dads birthday. So I said how about Christmas vacation? She said sounds good. Then she started not responding to my phone calls and texts. Finally she answered me and said she did not want to go with me to NYC, because she did not like me and that her stepmother said that I should not bribe my child to spend time with me. Since then, my daughter refuses to answer my texts, phone calls. Her brother does not go to visit his dad much because he says they say negative comments about me to them. I believe my daughter is being alienated from me by her stepmother. I texted her dad to help me and he said he would talk to my daughter. I have not heard anything back. This is heartbreaking for me. I am seeing a therapist on my own and would like to set up a therapy appointment with my daughter, but she refuses communication with me. What should I do?