Ask Amy: Mom’s judgment could shackle her daughter to a loser
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My friend Jess’s nineteen year-old daughter has been dating this boy for two years. her she is too good for him, she’s wasting her time and he’s a loser. Help I don’t know how to help her when she’s so blinded by him.
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Dear Amy: My university graduate daughter has been seeing a You don’t want to hustle her out the door and into a drug-fueled life with a loser, a full-time job) will help her to grow up, introduce her to a new circle of I do not think it is right to interrupt a conversation to take text messages during a date.
Just because you don’t like your teenager’s partner doesn’t mean he’s a bad person. However, if the signs are there — he’s flunking out of school, using or selling drugs or treating your child badly — it’s your job as a parent to step in. Making demands is likely to backfire because your teen is at an age when it’s developmentally appropriate to assert her individuality. Approaching her with love and concern is crucial to persuading her to stop dating a loser. Talk to your teen about what constitutes a healthy relationship.
Explain to her that someone who really loves a partner doesn’t talk down to her, pressure her to do acts that make her uncomfortable, leave her if she says no to sex or ask her to cut off her friends. If you’ve been in a relationship with a similar partner, share your experience and explain to her what you lost by being with that person. Invite her to spend as much time as she likes with her partner at your house, in your presence, in a common area. Let her know that a partner who truly loves and respects her will want to spend time with her family — provided the family treats him well — then proceed to treat him well.
You might have to be nice through your teeth, but chances are the loser won’t want to spend much time in your presence anyway. Once she sees that you’re nice to him but he’s not nice to you, it might open her eyes.
Dear Therapist: I Don’t Approve of My Daughter’s Boyfriend
How parents can help their child be a better sport. My year-old son is on multiple teams — baseball, soccer, hockey, you name it. Yet despite all the time he’s spent on fields, he’s a terribly sore loser. I’ve seen him push and yell at his teammates when bad plays were made; he sometimes gets violent with his younger brother when the two of them practice at home.
Off the field, though, he’s a calm and well-behaved boy.
Not to mention that for the moms, viewing the person through their daughters’ eyes helped ease some of their concerns. AdChoices. Teen.
My daughter started seeing a guy her first boyfriend when she was 17 against our wishes. So we just hoped it would play out. I felt like something was wrong with him so ran background check, found out he is 28, has no job, no phone, no car, no money and lives with grandmother. The day our daughter turned 18, she got mouthy and hateful, packed her bags and moved in with my parents, against our wishes. I am not going to give her any more money ever. She is planning on marrying and supporting him.
He is a lazy, no good bum and I think he is on drugs. My daughter is a good girl; she works and goes to college but lets him brainwash her into hating her dad and me. She has changed her cell number and refuses to talk to or even look at us. I am just about crazy. What do we do? Let her marry him and say nothing? I think me always telling her how it is as I see it is what ran her off to begin with.
Ask Rene: My Daughter’s Throwing Her Life Away With This LOSER!
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My theory is that in the beginning, most women don’t know the guy is a deadbeat loser. Online dating sights have increased your probabilities 10 fold thanks to just several is the most valuable tool I’ve found to help people achieve financial independence. My beautiful intelligent daughter has hooked up with Loser #1.
In most states she can just marry the loser, andthen things are much worse. An acquaintance of ours had the same problem. Her daughter had dated an inappropriate guy for five or six years – thru her freshman year. Mid-way thru her sophomore year he started getting jealous of her college activities and new friends. He finally started down the “it’s me or them” road and she chose “them”. Your friend should absolutely try to get the girl to make new college friwnds and get involved in campus activities, with no aspersions cast on him.
We all know they will grow apart, so if the parents can just keep nudging her toward growth and delay marriage, hopefully the growth spurt will happen before she is too committed. Giving ultamatums will only make it worse. You don’t say that he’s a dangerous person – just that her parents think she could do better. So all I have to say to that is It’s really not up to her parents though they will argue they still pay her bills to decide who she loves.
And actually, you want your kids to figure things out for themselves or they never learn to make good decisions on their own. My sister married the guy that my mother wasn’t crazy about.
Bright daughter’s relationship worries her parents
Dear Amy: I am the proud mom of two young adults, ages 25 and I do not like or approve of my year-old daughter’s boyfriend! He just does not “belong” in our family! He is 25 years old and does not have a paying job.
Everyone has that friend, the one who dates guys that leave the rest of you scratching your heads. There are a million reasons why you and almost every other woman in the world sometimes fall for a loser. He may not have much going for him, but he sure is a good time. Well, obviously, because you are. Still, it feels good when a guy is constantly singing your praises.
No girl hates receiving constant compliments. Of course he respects your ambition and applauds your success — he desperately needs a sugar mama! It makes you feel good about yourself.
7 Tips for when You Hate Your Daughter’s Boyfriend …
Dear Amy: I am the proud mom of two young adults, ages 25 and He is 25 and does not have a paying job. He is at my house constantly. When my daughter suggested he get a job as a bartender or a waiter on the weekends, he mocked her. My daughter is in nursing school. We invited him on our family vacation.
They’ve seen firsthand how women can be led astray by the “Losers” they date or even marry, and their aim is to help women spot dead-end relationships before.
There you have it. She is dating a manipulative, emotionally abusive person. He is 27 years old and going nowhere in life. She is 22 and has everything going for her. My daughter has no real dating experience. This is her first serious relationship. My daughter is not the same anymore. She is not the happy, bubbly person she used to be, and others feel the same way.
She told us she broke up with him, but my other daughter went to visit and said they are still seeing each other. The abuse is the worst kind- no yelling, just very manipulative “you have problems, your thinking is wrong, your family is weird that might be true , you need to change” sort of stuff. Now my daughter thinks there are all these things wrong with her, she does not like who she is, and longs to be someone who she is not.
Why Your Tween Might Think You’re a Loser
To go far away for loser or stay home? Why does my mom and oldest sister leave me? My parents keep demanding money from me, what would you do?
This has totally ripped our relationship apart. Loser would she do this? I think it’s a total lack of self esteem, even though I’ve done everything I could do through the years to help her with that-I guess I didn’t do enough. I’ve gone from complete anger to ‘what did I do wrong’ to I don’t want to talk to her-the complete gamut of emotions.
I don’t know daughter to do next. Do I just loser her alone? Actually, she won’t talk to me anyway! I have a real ‘gut’ feeling dating he is ‘abusing’ her-maybe not physically, but emotionally. Why, that’s enough! Thanks for letting me vent!
How Do I Disapprove of My Daughter’s Friend or Boyfriend Without Being an Invasive Mom?
Have a question? Email her at dear. My year-old daughter has never been married but has had relationships with men and women. My daughter is having a good time but knows that the relationship is going nowhere. I feel she is not thinking clearly and is not valuing herself.
This article was published to the Internet several years ago and was originally written to help identify “Losers” in relationships. The e-mail feedback I have received on the article has been tremendous. It’s clear the article is a way of identifying not only “losers” but controlling, abusive, and manipulating individuals.
It’s also obvious these warning signs are not only found in dating relationships – but in our spouse, our parents, our friends, and our relatives. There are more victims in the environment of the Loser than his or her partner. The loved ones want to understand the situation and ask for recommendations and guidance.