Ways Teenage Girls Deal With Depression, Teenage Angst
Q: Well, my daughter went to another party last night, guys and gals. No
problem at all with me, she has a great group of friends and I'm
thrilled that she has a social life, something I never had at her
age. I drove her friend to and from the party as well. Driving home
we talked about what they did at the party, and at one point they told
me how they played truth or dare in detail. Now, I remember playing
truth or dare when I was younger too, so it's no big deal, right?
Well, my parents were neglectful and had no idea what was going on,
and I don't know that they would have cared. But when it comes to my
kids, I *do* care and I want to know (my daughter confides a lot in me
I believe, just about everything) what's going on. It's my job to be
protective as well and to guide her through these trying years.
A:let me guess , your mom wasn't a very happy person, ? I have no idea of course but I bet she had no idea she was passing along all that negative baggage to you, I really try not to pass along the misery and sadness. I try to be positive in my relationships some day it may stick , She was an extremely depressed person... with good reason. ...and she knew and didn't know at the same time. The last conversation I had with her before she died was an apology for not being a very good parent and leaving us all with such shitty lives... needless to say that didn't decrease the amount of guilt I carry around. It's strange to try and remember the teenage years...a lot of it is a blur... In some ways, I didn't get more rebeliious until around 17 or 18, though I guess in some ways I was rebellious before then... I was just in my own world a great deal of the time.. sometimes I get very frustrated that I'm still working on a lot of the same issues that I was working on(or not working on) back then... still, somehow(I'm often not sure how) I managed to have some good freinds back then,and I'll be forever grateful for that..