Hi my 16 year old daughter refuses to communicate with me for the last 3 months. She did come home christmas eve and spent the night. Then went back to her dad's house, where she has lived the past 1 1/2 years. I raised my 16 year old daughter as a single mom, along with her other 2 siblings, who live with me. We have been divorced for 14 years. The divorce was messy but we got through it. Now both of us are happily remarried. My ex husband and I rarely communicate except via text or email. My 16 year old and I were always close, then she turned 13/14 and then she started to hate me. For the past 3 months she does not answer her phone when i have called, she does not respond to my texts. I texted her dad to help us but no results. I do not want to loose my daughter forever and it is very heartbreaking. What should I do?

Marea Wende - posted on 02/02/2013 ( no moms have responded yet )

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Hi,
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?

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