Teen pregnant and a cutter
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|Sat, 09-07-2013 - 11:17pm|
My step daughter is a cutter. She moved in with us after being with her birth mom. She has been cutting since about the age of 14...that she would admit to. It was originally over being raped by her halfbrother. She was in a crisis center 4 times before she came to us. We did what everyone said: lots of counseling, her pediatrician was involved and so was her school counselor. We thought she was happy but she was not. Her issues were more deep rooted than we imagined. Since she was a good student we tried keeping her focused on the future. She exceled in school and she earned a scholarship to the college of her chosing in our state.
She rediscovered boys and that's where it all fell apart. From what I see, all the guys looked a lot like her half-brother in thier build. It was an eerie site. We tried to get her to stay focused on school. It didn't work. Once she turned 18, she moved out of our house and into her boyfriend's parents' home and they moved to another state. Since that time, she got pregnant and decided to go back to her birth mom's home, without the father of her child. He's now going to college and she gave up on school
We are not sure what is happening now. She will not talk to us. We are about 1000 miles from where she now lives. How can we help her now? My friends and family think I she just let it go and 'give this to God'. I cannot help feeling that somehow there is something we missed and some way she needs help. Am I crazy????