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I would try to figure out with her what would happen if you both died within a short time. What would her life look like? Who would be there to help her? Are there any relatives she could turn to? Any friends to support her? Make a plan for the worst case, try to find solutions that are ok for her. To me, it sounds a bit as if she feels utterly lonely, as if ...


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You have already got a lot of great answers, and I hope my words will help you too. Any attachment is harmful - we can be attached to a person or a thing, for example. Being emotionally attached to someone is not a problem until it becomes an emotional dependency. It can cause mental health issues, so we should try to figure out why we are addicted to ...


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That feels somewhat unusual for a 17 year old. At this age she should be getting ready to finish high school and get ready to go to college (or work life), i.e. prepping for leaving the nest (and hopefully be excited about new adventures). I would start with having a detailed discussion with her about WHAT exactly is she afraid of. Could be all kind of ...


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I totally agree with what the other people are saying about preparing your daughter in various ways (like teaching her to cook, manage money, etc.). On the one hand, feeling capable to take care of herself should make her feel more confident about her future. On the other hand, she just dreads losing you. Personally, I’d probably tell her that unfortunately ...


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You didn't say how old she is, but you should consciously make sure that she can stand on her own two feet. Teach her cooking, teach her cleaning the home, teach her looking after her own money, buying her own stuff and so on. Tell her that's because she is afraid you might die, so it's no good being in fear and crying about it, the only thing that will do ...


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