Good morning SHMS! I am writing because my 18 year old has lost her complete mind. I adopted her at the age of 12 and she has had her share of issues stemming from being abandoned by her biological mom or as I call her, her womb donor! Well, she recently turned 18 and went crazy. She's "dating" a man 24 years old and decided to FIGHT me when my husband and I expressed our feelings about this boyfriend. Well, after I beat the brakes off her (my husband wasn't home at the time), I threw her out. She's now back living with her biological family which is ALL BAD! She has NO stability, rules or routine. She's been hanging out all hours of the night in a neighborhood that is crime ridden. I've seen pics of her drinking, kissing on different men, cursing and acting a fool. She is buckwild with this newly found freedom. This is not how we raised her; in fact she calls us old fashioned. My husband and I have truly tried our best. We had her in counseling for YEARS and love her unconditionally. My husband tells me I have to let her live and learn but watching her spiral downward is killing me. I'm not willing to take her back into our home because she put her hands on me, but I don't want anything to happen to her. Steve/Shirley, please give me some advice on how to get through this. My heart hurts everyday and I worry constantly about her. Thank you! Signed, A mom who's having a tough time dishing out tough love. P.S. To this day she hasn't called/texted to even apologize.
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