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”My teenage son is driving me insane”

Our award-winning coach Kim Morgan gives advice on how to navigate parenting through the adolescent years

ILLUSTRATION ANDREA DE SANTIS

1 “I want things to be the way they used to be and for him to like me again”

Anna* arrived for her first coaching session in a state of distress. After taking a few deep breaths, she managed to tell me, between sobs, that she needed some coaching about her relationship with her teenage son. ‘I think he hates me. We used to be such great friends and have fun together, and he was a really loving boy. Now he is 16 and it’s as if he has been taken away and replaced by someone I don’t know any more! I feel as though I’m in mourning for the son I used to have.’ Anna broke down in tears again.

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It’s all about love this month. In our 18-page Dossier we look at the reality of making your relationships work once the rush of lust wears off. We encourage you to choose to love each other, imperfections and all. For those who are struggling, we’re giving away our 30-day ‘How to save your relationship’ online course with relationship expert Sarah Abell– worth £47. We are also looking at how to navigate bringing up teenage children with our coaching columnist Kim Morgan, plus discover a new way to deal with grief - over dinner! Gratitude is the theme of our special gift guide for Christmas and beyond. We’ve partnered with Etsy, our favourite online portal for unique gifts made with love. Who and what are you grateful for this month? 
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