some of you have answered my previous posts about 16 yr old daughter and I thank you for you r advice now here is a new thing I need help with. Same 16 yr old daughter. we go to court for custody battle the 16th of Oct. I got temporary custody the 17 of sept. which was a good thing. yeaterday my daughter and I were watching Dr. Phil on the subject of custody battles. My daughter said mom why don't you just give up on me. You won't give up so now I am doing everything to make you give up on me and you won't. I said Why do you want me to give up? sha replied then I won't feel so guilty like I have let you down. my other siblings haven't caused you any problems and I am just a burden to you. I informed her her siblings have done things that I don't aprove of and have let me down but I don't love them any less or anymore. I try not to say to much and just let her talk because I don't want to upset her anymore than she already is. I started crying when she said to give up on her. we sat in silence for awhile while I composed my self and I told her the day I give up on you is the day they put me in the ground. I know her dad is manipulating her to feel guilty that she is not living with him, and I don't want to add to that stress. He tells her her brothers gave up on him and his daughter then he says britt don't you leave me to. I am so hurting over her dad promising her a car, what ever she want's if only she will come live with him. I see my daughter being ripped apart and i hate it. I wish I could take her pain. mostly venting here I forgot my point but any advise would be greatly appreciated or any insight on experiences anyone has faced with this would greatly help put my mind at ease.