I haven't been here in a while, but last night my kid informed me that she is back in a very dark place. I am trying to help, but I no longer know how to help.
She is on meds and in traditional therapy. She has been for year or better now.
She is going through situation after situation at school. Some of the kids call it joking around but I (and the school principal, teacher, and counselor) call it bullying. But they can't prove it was orchestrated by the little jerk who is doing it, because he convinces other kids to do the writing or action and he just throws gas on the fire after the fact (over and over again).
She's enamored with the little brat, because he is the most popular boy in class. And, to make matters worse, when she told him that, he started cussing at her profusely and made fun of her to everyone horribly.
He's an abusive, evil, little jerk, but she is so desperate for acceptance and inclusion that she doesn't know what to think, feel, do, or say. And, what's worse is that logically, she knows he's a bad guy, but she's still attracted to him. That's the emotional problem she can't solve and it just keeps cycling and getting worse. When he's nice or calm, she likes him; when he's a jerk, he's a truly terrible, abusive, emotionally aggressive tormenter.
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