My 19 year old daughter moved out of our home in May and is living with a man 10 years older than her. For many reasons, we believe she may have a sexual addiction. While we have regular positive communication with her, it is pretty surfacy and she often accuses us of being “judgy” when we try to talk about things relating to her moving out and sexual activity. We would like to bring up this idea of addiction with her but want to do it in the best, most loving way. I’m sure she will deny it and tell us her behaviors are normal. Any ideas how we can encourage her to consider this possibility of addiction when she lives far away from us (800 miles away) and we feel we have little or no leverage? We don’t want to say the wrong thing and lose the opportunity all together.
I think my 17 year old son is in a codependent relationship. They have been together for 1.5 years. They’re together at least 5 hours/day and the rest of the day they text each other. When they fight he suffers and gets panic attacks. I’m concerned because he is going to College soon and I’m afraid he is going to give up on school to stay close to her. How can I help?