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First, it's important that you and your husband come to an understanding about this first. That's more important than your daughter, who is not mature enought yet to understand everything. You and your husband must be a united front. If the two of you are at odds about what's happening, your daughter will surely be confused as well. When you start a ...


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When you travel by plane, they always tell you to put your own oxygen mask on first and THEN help your child put on her mask. You can't be a good parent feeling the way you do about your job. One of the most important things a parent can do to educate her child and prepare her for her adult life is to model healthy behavior and self-advocacy.


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I am was born and raised in Asia and spent some time in the US for school and work. I can say that I have seen both Western and Eastern ideologies from both family and friends. In the Western world, it is more about chasing your dream while the Eastern, it is more about taking care of the family and name no matter how bad it gets. What you are experiencing ...


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A young teenager in any society is likely ill-equipped to make wise decisions for adults. I understand that you love her and you want her to be happy. To that end, as a parent you owe her love, shelter, food, stability, some amenities and guidance. It sounds like you've given her that and more. Now, maybe you can teach her the importance and rewards of ...


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Perhaps explaining to your daughter that entrepreneurial efforts in many ways are more work than just accepting someone else's job. It's always been my opinion that conventional employment is not worth the praise it is given. To be sure, many conventional jobs are noble ones. I respect a road worker job far more than criminal defense lawyer and I think the ...


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Be honest about why you are leaving. It sounds like a really terrible job that is giving you nothing but a paycheck, and you don't necessarily need the paycheck. That's a wonderful reason to leave. "This is making me very unhappy, I want to follow my dream, and here is my plan for enacting my dream." Focus on the positives. You aren't very specific about ...


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TL;DR - Your reasoning is sound, and I agree about the likelihood of the missing "something" being worth exploring further as Ida mentioned in his/her answer. My answer is to understand your own stance completely. I don't really believe there is a "meh" stance to be had. This is a human life we're talking about. It sounds like you would like some of your ...


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You have a difficult situation, and I sympathise enormously. Your wifes desires are entirely emotional and instinctual so rational arguments probably won't make any difference. My wife originally wanted to have 3 children. We eventually agreed to have only one child. After our son arrived, my hormonal reaction kicked in and I became open to having ...



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