It’s all come to a head with Alice now. I had to actually call the police this morning, she wasn’t home when I got up this morning. I tried calling her, her friends, anyone I could think of. It turns out she hasn’t got many friends now, well the ones I knew of. She must me with M or whatever his name is.
I’ve just given a statement to police and they are looking for her, she’s got to be with him somewhere. How has it got to this? We used to talk, she’s my daughter… I just don’t know her anymore. I feel like it’s my fault, like I’ve done something wrong. How did this happen? I just don’t know?
Been at our place a lot the past couple of weeks. Not really at school much, why do I need school when I have M and our flat. M looks after me and gets me whatever I need.
We’ve got loads of mates M knows who come over, we listen to some tunes, smoke some weed and just hang out. So chilled, don’t know why I kept stressing about my GCSEs.
Some of the lads have been doing some coke too – they asked me to give it a try. Might do, M will look out for me. What’s the worst that can happen right??
I keep telling my wife it’s just a phase. She’s a teenager, right, and she’s going to be sullen sometimes. But there is this boy and she’s really secretive about it all. I know Alice doesn’t want me to know about him – she says he’s just a friend – but if he was just a friend I’m sure she wouldn’t jump to attention like she does every time he sends a message. Not being funny, but I’d like to check him out and make sure he’s worthy of my baby girl. Give him a bit of advice on what happens to him if he messes things up – you know what I mean? But there’s no chance of that, she’ll barely let us near her when she’s texting him, let alone meet him.
Mind you the other day something weird happened. I went to give her a hug, we always hug: I’m her Dad! But she kind of jumped and pulled away as if she didn’t want me anywhere near her; like it was wrong to hug. It’s hard to believe this is my little girl – she always used to run up to me when I got home from a hard day at work.
So now I’m wondering if her mum is right, that something is wrong…
My daughter has been acting really strange recently and I can’t pinpoint exactly why. We used to be so close, to the point where she would share things with me that I never even felt comfortable sharing with my mum at her age. We had a type of mother daughter relationship I never knew existed, but overnight it changed.
I find myself thinking about what has changed in her day to day life which could be the cause of her distance. Nothing has changed at home, both me and her dad are around, relatively stable (as much as any married couple can be) and happy.
I have noticed she keeps talking about a new boy she has met, but she never gives too much away. I have tried to slyly ask questions but all I ever get back is “we are just friends” or “shut up mum”, then I get ignored for the rest of the night. I overheard her talking on the phone a couple of nights ago to her friend, saying how he is so nice to her and the perfect boy. She used to always tell me the names of her boyfriends but begged me not to tell dad (he always said she wasn’t allowed a boyfriend until she was at least 20, typical dad response) , I can’t get in my head what has changed, and why she wont talk to me about this “new guy”.
Maybe, I need to stop worrying?