My adopted child is nearly 9, and has been with us for nearly 8 years. I have grown up biological children from a previous marriage.
I've never joined any forum/group until this week, but I suddenly feel out of my depth, and would welcome insight/advice please...
The last month has been difficult for us as a family, and in particular the last few days have brought us to a crisis.
Since the weekend, my daughter has been argumentative, confrontational, irritable and highly emotional. This is very unusual behaviour for her, as she's normally gregarious, joyful, and happy...
I was eventually able to get her to sit down, and gently coax her into sharing her feelings. In precis, she said:
"I am confused, and sad, and want to spend some time away from you..."
She's never expressed anything of this kind before, and it was utterly heart-breaking/devastating (which I, of course, didn't fully express to her). She went on to say, "All I do is cause problems, so it'd be better if I went away..."
I fully realise these are exceptional times for us all, but this is such unprecedented behaviour for her, I wanted to reach out in a forum, to hear other people's thoughts/perspectives.
Thank you, in advance, for taking the time to reflect on, and respond to this...
Wanting to run away...
Perichoresis · 22/08/2020 13:51
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