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 Rustmouse2000
Joined: 5/24/2008
Msg: 9
Great Mom runs off in to the sunset and leaves teen girls.Page 2 of 2    (1, 2)
Yeah, bud - mom just had a meltdown...

You will need to have a third party (like counseling) speak to them - hearing it from dad, then having it confirmed by someone else will definitely help them get things straight on this issue.

One of the big things that you need to point out to the girls is that there is nothing at all in this that was their fault, nor is it something that they could control - They need to hear that and understand that, because most kids take that sort of rejection very personally.

Don't downtalk their mom, but feel free to discuss this issue with them. They have tons of emotions bouncing around right now, and most of them conflicting. You may try to break it down to them that something went horribly wrong with their mom's thought processes, and that she's simply not thinking logically anymore (I use the analogy with my kids that if suddenly, just as certain in your head that 1+1=2, someone else was equally certain that 1+1=3. There's a breakdown in that person's thought processes, because of that, there's no easy way to fix that damage. The only way that it will change is if the person finally realizes they might have something wrong there...)

Hope that helps....
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