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    My 13 year old daughter "doesn't want to live with me anymore".
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    OkWhatScreenNameDoIUse posted:
    My daughter has just informed me, through a veil of tears, that she doesn't want to live with me anymore.

    A little background here, I am a single parent who was seriously injured in 2008 in an automobile accident which left me pretty much wheelchair bound and unable to hold down a job. Before then I was a perfectly functioning adult

    She says she is tired of having to help me and wants a normal life with a working mom who can drive, go camping and everything. I let her spend the night at her friends house, try to take her out at least once a month to a movie or the mall or something like that, try to make it as much a normal life as possible.

    Apparently it's not working. I asked her who she wanted to live with and she said she's not sure. I know that she probably going normal puberty emotional ups and downs, but I am not sure how to handle this one. This is my first time being a handicapped mom and going through this.

    I thought of having her go see a counselor, but money is an issue and school doesn't start back up for a couple of months so I can't tap into the school's counselor. Does anyone have any suggestions?
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    momuv4girls responded:
    I'm sorry for your difficult situation, this sounds tough!!!!
    Do you have any family and/or friends nearby to lean on?

    I think you need to tap into your local social services department and find some help - - for you, and your daughter.

    I'm not sure where you live, but most cities have help available for discounted rates.

    If you write back with your city / state of residence, I may be able to direct you to some agency's to call.

    Take care!!!
    -Kathleen


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