I Read My Teenage Daughter’s Diary
And She Is Having SEX!
I’m afraid this one is a big one!
My husband Jim and I just discovered that our 15-year-old daughter, Katie, is sleeping with her boyfriend, Andy. I found out after reading her secret diary.
We’re both really shocked as we thought Katie was a good girl and that we had an honest and open relationship with her. I’m so upset that she felt she couldn’t talk to us – and that she’s been carrying on behind our backs.
Andy is a year older than Katie and is a generally good kid (or so we thought) but my husband is furious and wants to report him for sex with a minor. I’ve managed to keep him from telling anyone as I know it will tear our family apart – but he’s really, really angry and ready to explode.
Meanwhile Katie is very upset that we read her diary and threatening to run away.
The whole situation is a big mess and I have two other (younger) kids caught in the crossfire.
What do I do Rene?
Kellie in Ohio
I’m afraid you are right; this is a big one and to be honest, I’m having a little bit of trouble not being pissed at you myself. There are several parts to this issue: The reading of her diary and violation of trust that goes with it, the fact that she is having sex with her boyfriend and where to go from here.