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Daughter No Longer Wishes for Contact

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10 Oct 20 #514401 by TragicComedy
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Hi - I am desperate for some help and would appreciate any viewpoints.

My 14 year old daughter has refused just about every form of contact since the 11th July. In that time I have had three emails - all of which were around two lines long. She will not meet or speak on the 'phone.

She has a real issue with school and during lockdown basically did nothing. This caused huge tensions between us and I lost my temper shouting at her. In advance of this her behaviour over the last year has been appalling with stealing and constant lying. Despite trying everything she has gradually distanced herself from me, my wife and my two step daughters (around the same sort of age). She has virtually no friends and I am fearful for her future.

Her mother - whom I have a very strained relationship with - "respects" her wishes and seems to be enjoying the fact the huge strain and upset this is causing me and my wife. My daughter has received counselling for her mental health and I have been blocked from any involvement in this. An official service vindicating that this behaviour is both acceptable and implication that my involvement in her life is harmful to her. A social worker has been assigned and appears to be supportive of my viewpoint but can do nothing.

I am looking for court action but there are complications and delays to that which I don't wish to explain here. Is there anything I can do? I firmly believe that her mother is influencing her actions - it's causing me severe feelings of frustration, fear and utter despair.

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