Paula - posted on 03/27/2010 ( 6 moms have responded )
My normally sweet and well adjusted 16 yr old daughter is the subject of a nasty custody battle with my ex husband. We have always been very close and have enjoyed a healthy, normal mother/daughter relationship until about 7 months ago when we had an argument. She was upset about the argument and apparently talked to her father and step-mother about it where upon she was invited to stay with them for a couple of weeks. Since then, she has refused to move back with me and has become cold, distant, and has been very angry. She is hardly the young lady I have raised since infancy. She is my baby, my first born; my heart and soul. Now I feel I'm being treated like one of her dad's ex-wives, not her mom. Ouch! I am searching for a way to reach her. Any ideas?