My husband and our 14-year-old daughter don’t get along. They were inseparable until she was about 8 or 9 and then they constantly locked horns from then on. There is constant tension at home and I’m stuck trying to keep them both happy. I’m the one who has to break up arguments and reason with them.
I am at the end of my tether and it got even worse a couple of weeks ago when she started asking to go on holidays with her friends and the argument has been going on since then.
Yesterday my husband really lost his temper and yelled at her. I don’t blame him really. We told her she couldn’t go away with them because we don’t really trust her friend’s parents to keep an eye on four teen girls in Spain. She asked again yesterday and unleashed a terrible attitude, argued, yelled herself.
We try to be patient with her, but we have both had enough and now she’s threatening to go live with my husband’s parents. We’ve never really spoiled her and she has pocket money and we encouraged her to do chores and voluntary work since she was young and she does well in school.
My relationship with her is ok, although she will kick off with me now and again, but when it comes to her dad, all they need to do is look at each other and all logic and reason goes out the window on both ends, her’s especially.
Does anyone have any advice?