Teenage daughter dating loser
She had been ill throughout much of her teens with severe obsessive-compulsive disorder, which prevented her from mixing with her peers, as she was largely confined to the house. When she was just shy of 17 — but with the vulnerability of someone much younger — she came to me sheepishly, saying she had good news. They had made contact over the internet — at which point all my maternal instincts went on red alert. He was divorced, in his 30s, with children by several different women, to whom he had no access due to a history of violence.
He had, apparently, put a man in hospital and been thrown out of the Army.
Ten minutes later, I was hanging out of my bedroom window wondering if the neighbours were watching, relaying a registration number to my policeman friend, so he could run a criminal check.
Sweetly, he had brought a load of kitchen equipment to cook us spaghetti Bolognese — his signature dish. When I came in a few minutes later, with two mugs of tea, there was a bouncing apart on the sofa.
” It’s the announcement every mother hopes she’s lucky enough to make. Let your daughter see how he fits in with your family. As Steve Martin so beautifully said in Father of the Bride, “you worry about her meeting the wrong kind of guy, the kind of guy who only wants one thing …