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I Have Given Up

I have a daughter who ran away at 17 have not seen her for four years and have a son who is 16 how is giving me hell!  I have finally decided to give up and live my life.   I am tired of struggling to make them love me.   Nothing I do is give enough for them.

debra50 debra50 51-55, F 1 Response Jan 10, 2010

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Stop struggling, stop spoiling them, you must love YOU first. At 16 he can get a paper round and pay for his own toys. I am sorry your daughter left but she will come back when the first baby arrives and she learns about sleepless nights and sacrifice. Just be always polite but walk away if rudeness starts, leave it with him, don't join in. The trouble with doing everything for kids is they treat you like a servant. You can change that if you refuse to continue in that role.