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I Have a Problem With My Adult Child

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    My 42 Year Old Daughter Hates Me And Her Husband And Kids Do Not Call

    My husband and I lived on the same property with my daughter and her family for 10 years.  The told us we could stay there as long as we wanted, so we had a house built on the back of their 10 acres. Since my son in law did not have a good job due to living in a small town...
    cmojica0313 cmojica0313 56-60 7 Responses Oct 26, 2010

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    Mrs Pieterse

    i have a daughter, who left house she is 24 i have no problem with that, its the twins. she has two beatifull little girls 4 yrs old witch she has full custody of and gave them to there dad he brings them to me oncemonth for weeend but the onelittle one crs alot for om she hasnt...
    ROSEJADE ROSEJADE 46-50, F May 4, 2012

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    My Daughter Hates Me

    My daughter is 23 years old and her father and I divorced over 2 years ago after a marriage of 23 years. She was living with me at first but it was awful with her disrespect and failure to finish school and get a job. Her disrepect came in the form of verbal abuse. Loud angry...
    MomisnotBad MomisnotBad 56-60, F 2 Responses Jun 6, 2011

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    My 25 Year Old Daughter Clearly Despises Me

    I'm not really sure why.  I'm not the greatest mum in the world I'll be the first to admit, but I can put my hand on my heart and say I did the best with the tools I had. .  She seemed to need so much and I felt sometimes I couldn't give her what she wanted. ...
    polly55 polly55 51-55, F 5 Responses Apr 8, 2010

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    I Had To Ask My Adult Daughter To Leave My Home

    My husband and I took our 30 year old daughter and her daughter in when they had nowhere else to go. She was drinking heavily (even after her 1st DUI and then proceeded to get another DUI in my car. She is going to jail,so she sent her daughter to live with her father and...
    bluiris46 bluiris46 51-55, F 3 Responses Jun 19, 2011

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    I am a mother of four,

    three sons and a daughter. My eldest son Jim is now 22 years old and I have had some terrible problems with him over the years. When he was growing up he was always fighting at school, he went to a couple of different schools, he was in Prison for a couple of months earlier this...
    KatieF1970 KatieF1970 41-45, F Dec 21, 2013

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    Respect & Love

    I AM A DIVORCED FATHER HAVING A DAUGHTER IN HER LATE 30's, WITH TWO BEAUTIFUL GRANDCHILDREN, WHO LIVE 700 MILES AWAY. IN ALL THE PAST YEARS, I HAVE ADJUSTED MY LIFE, SO I CAN HAVE A FATHER/DAUGHTER RELATIONSHIP, WITH HER. SHE WAS 2.5 YEARS OLD, WHEN I DIVORCED HER MOTHER. I...
    RLEE312 RLEE312 66-70, M 1 Response May 28, 2012

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    My Daughter Hates Me Too

    I am in the same place, all three of my children turned on me when my daughter and I had an argument and I told her off for letting me down on something. It was the first time I ever did that but she was being so selfish. She sent me an email that said f--- you and I hate you...
    motherinpain motherinpain 61-65 11 Responses Feb 9, 2011

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    My Daughter Hates Me

    she won't speak to me. she actually said, she plans to ignore me. its such a long story. she lives in my house in ca, I am in WA, rent free for 6 months, she won't even look for a job. she has 3 kids, we get her ultilite bills, her dad pays her car and insurance. yet I am the...
    bridgett49 bridgett49 51-55, F 20 Responses Dec 21, 2009

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    My Daughter Hates Me....

    My 25 year old daughter hates me.  Since she engaged to a controlling man who comes from a wealthy family she became very distant and somewhat offensive.  When I gave her gifts she would make remarks like "did you get that at walmart?" even though it was an...
    sadciara sadciara 46-50, F 4 Responses Feb 18, 2010

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    My Daughter Says The Words "i Love You", But Acts Like She Hates Me.

    My daughter, now 23, was born into an abusive relationship. Her father was emotionally and physically abusive to me. We all had to go to court-ordered therapy when, after 5 years of marriage, we started divorce proceedings. Her father was restricted to supervised visits only...
    lookingforhelp1 lookingforhelp1 61-65 1 Response Aug 7, 2011

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    Long, Hot Summer

    I have asked my daughter to please leave.  She will be 26 this summer.  She is not working.  I have no idea yet how she did in her first term back at college this semester.  I only know that she spends most nights out anyway.  It's 8 a.m. Memorial Day and she left her 6 p.m...
    BobsyFayCo BobsyFayCo 56-60, F 7 Responses May 30, 2011

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    I Always Wanted A Little Girl.

    My daughter was born 2lbs 11oz WoW small but I should had know this kid was a real fighter. l never would have thought she would grow upto fight me.  I love her so but I can not go on with her beaten me. I have a order of protection on her and the police know our battles. My...
    gramter gramter 26-30 Feb 28, 2012

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    Adult Daughter + Granddaughter + Bipolar Baby-Daddy = No Room For Mother

    I have 2 daughters. Ginger, 22 & Theresa, 20. T had has 2 babies & a great husband. She loves me and we talk a lot. G has 1 baby, a bipolar baby daddy (who is a cop and owns a gun) & G is full of resentment toward me. We've all had problems but are doing better than ever now that...
    Tamkin Tamkin 41-45, F 1 Response Feb 21, 2013

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    My Daughter Says The Words "i Love You", But Acts Like She Hates Me.

    My daughter, now 23, was born into an abusive relationship. Her father was emotionally and physically abusive to me. We all had to go to court-ordered therapy when, after 5 years of marriage, we started divorce proceedings. Her father was restricted to supervised visits only...
    lookingforhelp1 lookingforhelp1 61-65 2 Responses Aug 7, 2011

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    My Relationship With My Grown Daughter Who Has Several Mental Issues ; (

    This very tough for me to write about but it's my life. My daughter was born 29 years ago. She was a very sick baby and child in and out of the hospital for first couple of years...upper respitory infections..etc.... She always slept through the night and very easy baby other...
    Beachgirl61 Beachgirl61 46-50, F 1 Response Nov 28, 2012

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    My Oldest Son Hates Me

    My oldest son is in the Navy. He married an Italian girl that I did not like. The feeling was mutual she didn't like me either. My son told me at some point that she gave him an ultimatum, to choose between me or her. Needless to say he chose her. Many bitter words were...
    katnap456 katnap456 51-55, F 3 Responses Jun 7, 2012

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