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Let Her Live in the Other Home

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My teenage daughter wants to live somewhere else. Should we let her?

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Let Her Live in the Other Home

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August 23, 2023
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Ron: My teenage daughter wants to live somewhere else. Should we let her?

Announcer: For FamilyLife Blended®, here’s Ron Deal.

Ron: When there’s conflict in a home, sometimes teenagers want to find a way out. This is most common when they have another home to go to. Jerry’s daughter was angry over her parent’s divorce, living life between homes, and now Jerry’s remarriage. She wanted to live with her mom all the time.

I told him that developmentally sometimes kids need to live with one parent more than the other for a season, but this request is about anger and avoiding conflict. That is not a good reason to make a change. Keep your visitation time and keep trying to work through things. This is about reconciling with your daughter and that is always worth the effort. For FamilyLife Blended, I’m Ron Deal.

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