Beth - posted on 05/27/2015 ( 5 moms have responded )
My sweet baby girl is leaving for college in August! Well really my rude, disrespectful, ungrateful, 18 yr old is leaving. What has happened to my baby girl? I thought this behavior would end after middle school! Things were good and now suddenly she has become a stranger! Not suddenly..but last couple of years were rough. Now we fight all the time. I feel like she hates me and can't stand the sight of me. I've always sacrificed for her and I guess she doesn't remember! She expects me to pay for everything all the time. She has a job but says she's saving her money. I recently told her she needed to pay for her own gas and she was devasted! Her money is apparently worth more than mine! She is also very self conscious of her looks and because of that her personality has become ugly. She is gorgeous, no lies but she picks herself apart daily. She will find the smallest imperfection and it turns into a screaming/crying fest. I have a very hard time being supportive because she knocks me down continually. I cannot be around such negativity and stay positive. She refuses counseling. She seems so unhappy but I can't do anything to help! I'm so ready for her to move yet I'm terrified that she'll have a breakdown. She only acts this way at home because it's her "safe zone" but I just not sure she can make it in the real world!!