It is hard work raising a teenager.
I went through the teenage phase just a little while ago and I was never nearly this bad but I can understand the ’emotions’ you go through in this rebellious phase. However, just because you are a teenager doesn’t mean you get free reign to act as bratty and rude towards the people who put a roof over your head and provide you with love and care.
I understand that people can go through a lot in silence but these are just excuses people use to justify their actions. And just because the girl in this story is a teenager doesn’t mean she deserves no punishment or repercussions for her bad attitude. She might not realize it right now but she needs to be thankful for what she has not what she doesn’t.
I know the title sounds bad but just read on.
I can somewhat understand that feeling but it still is no justification.
One day she will hopefully realize what a good father you have been for her.
Who knows what goes through the mind of a teenager?
My parents would have never allowed me to talk this way with them.
That is a very hurtful thing to say but nothing compared to what you have endured over all these years.
I mean she needs to realize that not everything can be the way she wants it.
I can understand her point of view as well though.
YTA. Dude, you’ve been her father figure for 12 years now. 12 years. That’s over 50% of her life. Yeah, maybe she has her issues about her real father not being about, can you blame her? It’s an awful thing and I wouldn’t wish it on anyone. The incident you described…dude you’re reading through a 16-year-old’s phone. What do you expect? You’re not giving her any privacy, I’d be surprised if a 16-year-old didn’t lash out like that.
Talk to her, voice your concerns and be real about it, don’t pull the “I keep food on the table you listen to me”. –Ozzytudor
She needs to play a bigger part in shaping her daughter’s attitude.
It doesn’t really happen this way though.
All in all, it’s a no-win situation but they both need to talk it out.
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