I miss my 18 yr. old daughter

Kelly - posted on 05/19/2017 ( 1 mom has responded )

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Ever since we bought our daughter a car for her 16th birthday, she has not needed me (I guess that I should have expected it!). My husband is gone for weeks at a time so I come home to an empty house. We do have three dogs! My problem is that I miss my daughter. She knows it, but at 18, her friends come first and so does she. She is a National Honor Student, belongs to the Honor Society, and has already been accepted to her college of choice with a scholarship. She even tells me when she is going to parties. She is our only child. I knew that this would happen. We even talked about it when she was about 13. She does nothing that I ask/tell her to do. Her room is a mess and her car is a garbage can. She doesn't understand why she has to be responsible for the little things. We battle, I yell, I get mad and sometimes mean, she yells and says that she thinks we need a break from each other, says I am asking too much, blah, blah, blah. I realize this is only my side but can someone give me suggestions on what to do? Or should I just be happy that we have a smart, beautiful 18 yr. old and wait for it to be over?

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