This is just a vent because my normally good relationship with my teen daughter seems to be on thin ice lately and I can't stand the feeling. She recently decided to end a long relationship with a boy she loved a lot but she realized would not be right for long term.
I find when I say ANYthing she takes it the wrong way. For instance when she told me she decided to end the relationship (this past monday) I simply said that her dad and I were hoping she would. I meant it as a support and that we agreed. But she burst out crying that she isn't doing it for US. Good grief. If I open my mouth at all I have to be so careful. I'm glad she's had this experience tho to take with her to university in the sea of boys there. Teenagers can make us feel so crappy and I have trouble expressing my intent. Guess I'll just bite my tongue. It's her first break up and I know she still cares for him. Parenting is hard!