17 very soon to be 18 daughter
My husband is in the service and we will be moving very soon and our daughter will be 18 right before we move. She want to stay in the state we currently live but we want her to move with us. In the current state she has no family just friends she will stay with. My husband told her if she stays here he will not pay for out of state school and will not help her get a car or anything. Basic he said she is on her own if she doesn't move. She will only take the stuff in her room and he will take her cell phone bc he pays for it. My question is what would you other parents do?? I think we should still pay for her car, insurances and cell but my husband said well she wants to live on her own let her find out how to do everything. She has no job but looking for one, I just wish she would move with us.
I would support my child no matter what. I know its hard for you to leave her, but if all of her friends live there, and these friends have probably been through alot with her (through her child and teenage years) so she wont want to leave. I would suggest letting her stay, help pay for her car insurance and things and let her know that if she needs to, she can always move with you later.
Your daughter deserves to be happy and to stay where she will be happiest. She is nearly 18 - old enough to make her own choice. Your husband is being very unreasonable on threatening to pretty much cut her off if she refuses to move. She has the right to a life too.