Hi there, I’m desperately in need for someone to tell me if they’re experiencing something similar. I’ve been diagnosed bipolar for 20 years. I have a 17 year old girl. Her father was extremely abusive to me for so many years but I was so scared of him taking my daughter away from me because of my legal status back then. Basically my ex husband disrespected me and control me so much. 6 years ago I decided to leave him because I couldn’t take it no more, I’ve asked my daughter to come with me but she chose dad instead. At home I only could do what my ex wanted, he even controlled the way I was raising my daughter. I always stayed home, I was a PTA mom, taking her to the park, I cooked, cleaned up, etc. No drugs or bad example for my daughter. But daughter is emotionally detached from me, she has even tried to hit me. She’s brainwashed, she’s all I have, the person that I love the most. Should I give up?? Should I continue trying to gain her love??? The only times the reaches out to me is because she wants something. I knew in my heart that my ex was trying and still does make feel that he’s the only parent, that I have no right over her because I’m not mentally stable. I’m heartbroken. Today I’m a citizen I’m not fearful of him taking her physically away from me but all these years he was able to brainwash her. I apologize for my grammar ( English is my second language) thanks. God bless you all.