As the OP divorced from her husband, they decided to stay on good terms, in order to raise their children in a healty environment. During the divorce, they decided for children to stay with their mother.
OP stated that being a single mother to two children is hard. Even though her ex-husband is supporting them financially, he was not there all the time. OP was the one who needed to struggle with the behaviour of her teenage daughter, and son.
As she was working hard on her work, and in the house, she needed help with her house errands. As her daughter was fifteen, she had no intention to help her mother with the house works. She was not helping her with cooking, cleaning or helping her brother.
As time passed, and OP continued to struggle more each day, she wanted to teach her daughter a lesson. She first tried to talk with her about their family, and how they needed to work together to live. And said that if she doesn’t want to help her with the chores, then, she needs to pay a rent.
On the next morning, her ex-husband, Carl arrived, and said, “How dare you, she’s a child,” as her daughter was smiling. OP was happy that her plan had worked. Her daughter didn’t realize that she made the move on purpose, while her daughter believed that her father was going to help her.
OP already talked with her ex, Carl, about the situation. She asked him to move along with her, and act as if he was there to argue. They were on the same page about their children. Carl kept yelling at OP, about how he mistreated their daughter, and she responded yelling too.
And as their fight heated, OP acted as if she passed out. As she closed her eyes, she couldn’t the face of her daughter. As her ex, Carl stated, their daughter had a frightened look on her face. Then Carl stated that he is taking his children to his own house, and there, they need to take care of themselves, as he stated that he is not going to help them with any house work.
The daughter was horrified with the thought of it. Then she laid over her mother, as she hugged her. As she stopped acting, the ex-couple, took their daughter in front of them, and talked for long hours, about the things they should do to live happily, and in harmony.
Their daughter understood the things she did wrongly, and apologized from her parents, and stated that she will fix herself.
And on the next days, their daughter had changed a lot, as she was doing everything to help her mother. She was trying to cook, she was cleaning and she was taking care of her brother.
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