My daughter and I got into one of our usual arguments because she lied and spoke to people online and gave them our home phone number. Well, the last 6 months before she left I thought she was fine and our relationship was finally starting to mature. We went on vacation for a week and she said she wanted to stay home because she's been trying to lose weight to go into the military (so we thought). I also know when I was 19 I wanted time by myself plus we spoke twice a day on the phone and she told me she loved me and I said so as well. We get home and within 2 days some stranger is calling the house. The first time she just hung up on him...I said,

Laura - posted on 09/07/2012 ( 1 mom has responded )

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My daughter and I got into one of our usual arguments because she lied and spoke to people online and gave them our home phone number. Well, the last 6 months before she left I thought she was fine and our relationship was finally starting to mature. We went on vacation for a week and she said she wanted to stay home because she's been trying to lose weight to go into the military (so we thought). I also know when I was 19 I wanted time by myself plus we spoke twice a day on the phone and she told me she loved me and I said so as well. We get home and within 2 days some stranger is calling the house. The first time she just hung up on him...I said,"Who was that?" She said, "I don't know some stranger". The second time within minutes he called back again, I said "I'll answer it" and she yelled, "NO!" So she anwered it and stood there so I picked up the other line and this man kept repeating her name. I yelled and told him not to ever all call back again that this is our private line. Well, my daughter lost it and ran off with the clothes on her back. I figured she'd be back, but now she's living with strangers that are threatening us saying that we better hand over her social security and birth certificate or they will block our line. We still haven't heard anything from her personally. I try to forget it and to let her go, but she is my daughter and my family has always been my life and to just let her go like that is killing me!!!!!

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Jodi - posted on 09/07/2012

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They are strangers to you, not your daughter. Your daughter has every right to her social security and birth certificate. She is 19. That makes her an adult.



With regard to the phone call, I am not sure if you gave us ALL of the information there, or if that was all there was to the conversation, but from what you described, this person calling could have been anyone about anything. You don't know what the phone call was about, you jumped to conclusions. How do you know it wasn't someone she was friends with? Just because it was a stranger to you, doesn't make it a stranger to her. How do you know what that call was about when you didn't even give it a chance? It may be she just didn't want you to know who it was - she's 19, she is entitled to some privacy in her life even if she is living under your roof. Personally, I feel you may have crossed that line.

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