It was pointed out to me by a close co-worker that he felt like I reacted to my adult daughter's behavior because of events that took place when she was younger that I never had a chance to deal with. I do have a therapy appointment this coming week to start the process but really on a daily basis have no one to talk to because this has burned everyone out. My daughter at 16 attempted suicide by swallowing Xanax that she was prescribed for anxiety, at 17 she overdosed on heroin laced with another drug by her then boyfriend and I gave her CPR to save her life. From 16 even up till now my life has revolved around "helping" her or "saving" her. Trouble seemed to follow her even when she was not directly involved in the event. Someone once told me she could help it but I think she can. Examples of some of the trouble she was involved included- smoking weed in my car and getting busted, allowing a boyfriend to drive my car and crashing it into a park car and running from the scene because he said to run, to even now making bad friend choices leading to drama. She has remained clean this entire time but believes she can save everyone and this impacts my life. Her behavior and personality is very unpredictable. She can be the nicest person but also can be the biggest asshole. Her baseline form of communication with me is either sarcasm or screaming. The last screaming event forced me to leave work so the neighbors did not call the police because that is how loud she was screaming on the phone. This is when my friend said would you react this way if all of these past events had not happened?
I guess I will stop here and see what advice people can offer me.
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