My 18 y/o daughter left to live with her boyfriend

Rosie - posted on 04/15/2017 ( 1 mom has responded )

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I am starting a new conversation about this as I have been reading and following an old post, but I'm sure there are moms still going through this. It does make me feel a little better that I am not alone. My 18 y/o daughter left to live with her boyfriend the day after her birthday. She came home from school and just packed everything up before my husband and I got home from work. At first they went to live in a apartment they shared with his sister, but now that lease is up and they moved in with his parents. It has been 5 months since she left and I am still hurting. People would say she would be back but I never thought she would. She is very determined and a very smart girl (book smart, not street smart). She is naive when it comes to life. She has scholarships to attend college in the fall. So at least it appears that she will still go to college. My husband seems to have accepted the situation and cannot stand listening to me complain and cry. It just hurts me because it's like she traded us for a new family. She is our only daughter and she was our life as far as participating in her school activities, etc. All this because we had rules about her dating this boy and because he is very controlling and I kept talking to her about how that was not right. I keep thinking about what I could have done differently, but it doesn't matter now, right?
So much has happened that I can't even write all the details, but I am very hurt that my only daughter would leave her family to be with his family. Don't know how to cope. Please help with any advice.

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