Daugh­ter given ev­ery­thing gives heartache in re­turn to her par­ents


Dear Abby: Ever since high school, our adult daugh­ter has had mood swings. My wife and I thought she’d grow out of it as she ma­tured, but she hasn’t. At her re­quest we sent her to a uni­ver­sity far away, and we were proud that she earned her bach­e­lor’s de­gree. We thought in­de­pen­dent liv­ing would do the trick, but her per­son­al­ity and be­hav­ior to­ward us didn’t change.

She’s an only child, and we spoiled her — bought her cars and paid for col­lege.

I asked her to try for schol­ar­ships to help us out, but she didn’t. She mar­ried and had two won­der­ful kids, but her mood swings per­sist. When I men­tioned she see a coun­selor or ther­a­pist as a way to get some third-party ad­vice

Her di­vorce cost us a great deal of money.

Her au­thor­i­ta­tive and moody be­hav­ior is af­fect­ing our grand­chil­dren.

Abby, what would you do for a more healthy and lov­ing re­la­tion­ship for all in­volved?

— Still Her Dad

In Florida

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