Thank you for your update. I am at the beginning of the journey. I need to hear that there is hope. Good luck to you and I will pray that your daughter continues on the right path.I was writing here last year. My brilliant daughter left on her 18th bday with deadbeat/abusive boyfriend and his mom....you know the story! Anyway, she left him in October, went back to him in November, and finally moved home in December.
I am SO thankful she is home and safe, but our relationship is strained, and only time will heal the pain. She is seeing a counselor weekly because she wants to. I'm not making her. And if she decides to leave again, so be it. I learned I can't control her, and she is an adult making her own choices. If one of the choices is to hurt me, it is my choice on how to respond.
I learned that she will always be my daughter, but I do not have to put myself in the middle of her stormy life. I can choose to distance myself from her, and still love her as a mom.