Letting Go of your child- Overprotective Mom

My daughter is 17 and still lives at home, though that may change soon. Who knows! She has had her share of relationships. Each guy being her emotional rebound guy who helps her get over her last failed relationship.

Once again she has gotten involved with a guy who I think is no good for her. I of course have voiced my opinion and she feels that I should just stop butting into her love life. I thought I was helping, but over the weekend I learned that I was doing more damage than good. So, I am going to just zip my lip and pray that she will eventually see the light about him.

I care about my daughter a great deal and I know at times I’m a little too over protecting. I just don’t want to see her get hurt. Those of you who are parents know what I’m talking about. It is just so hard to let go.

I think sometimes we tend to try and protect our children so much that we don’t realize that some lessons in life they need to learn on their own. I know that it is time for me to trust and let go. The worst part of motherhood is the realization that she is no longer a little girl.

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