Susan - posted on 01/19/2016 ( 10 moms have responded )
My daughter just turned 18 on January 15. She has graduated from high school early (this week). She has NEVER had a job, nor has she had a drivers license. She said she didn't feel the pressing need to obtain a drivers license and, as for a job, she said she applied everywhere but no one hired her. She now wants to move out with a 20 year old boy who has dropped out of college and says he wants to "open a business" and wants her to join him. When I asked her what their plans are for getting this business off the ground, she says they have been checking out many online companies that can help them. I asked her how she plans on paying for an apartment and she tells me he said he will cover her until she gets a job; however, he's NOT working! Needless to say, I am extremely distressed by this and I don't know which way to turn! I have spent the last three days depressed and crying and feeling like something horrible is about to happen. Any one have any advise on how I can cope with this? Had she been moving away to go to college, I would be depressed a bit, but would not feel this horrible doom feeling I have because I would know she was doing something to better herself. I just feel as though she is ruining her life and I don't know what to do! Maybe if she had a job and a drivers license I would feel she was mature enough to give it a try, but I would rather she try it without this guy. I would appreciate any word of encouragement or ideas of how I can possibly dissuade her from this. thank you from a broken hearted Mom!