I have a 14 year old adopted daughter. I was 44 and my husband was 43 when she was born. We brought her home when she was 2 days old and gave that child so much love and affection. Starting about 3 years ago, she stopped showing any affection towards me - still had some for her dad. Now she shows absolutely none for either one of us or for her grandmother. She refuses to call us by name. Only when she's forced to will she call us mom or dad. She had to do a personal portfolio for school about herself. The whole thing was about her friends - nothing about her family at all. She is extremely selfish and self-centered. Never remembers our birthdays, mothers day, fathers day. She acts like she hates me and tolerates her father. Outside of the home, she gives us absolutely no trouble. Good student, well liked by her teachers and popular with the students. Its only at home that she has personality problems. I lay awake at night wondering if she is a normal child or has some personality disorder that does not allow her to love anyone. I've told her how hurtful it is for me - hoping to ellicite some compassion. None. Cold as ice. Does anyone else go through this?
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