After visitation with her father, my 12 yr old daughter didn't want to come home. She has only seen him off and on over the past 2 years due to him being in the defence force. At the moment she is distancing herself from me. I only contact her.I have been told by friends and family that I should give her time and she will be back. But I am not so sure. She is so headstrong and so much like him. I also have a 7 yr old daughter at home with me who seems to be copeing very well without her sister. The distance between us is only 2 hours, but she has lived with me for the majority of the divorce which has been 6 years. How can a mother and daughters bond be broken like this? I am worried about how she will be brought up. I am certain the father gives her ideas. He is the one who told her that she is old enough and can make up her own mind, otherwise she would have come home with her sister. What if she doesn't come home? She will play one parent off against the other all the time. She is that type. How can I cope? What should I do? What things can I say to her that won't turn her against me?
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