My oldest daughter, who is in college, is now having an existential crisis because she didn’t get the housing she wanted AND broke up with her boyfriend. Each time she’s broken up with a boyfriend, she’s become suicidal. With her last boyfriend, she actually took all of her pills and was put in Intensive Care for the couple of days she was unconscious, followed by a couple of weeks’ hospital stay. She is now telling me that she can’t take the pressure and stress. She didn’t mention being suicidal. I told her that she needs time to process everything and, if she feels she can’t talk to me, she should talk to someone. She said it doesn’t help, that I wasn’t helping, and then she hung up on me.
I have a feeling she is going to drop out of this semester, right here at the end. She doesn’t seem to be able to handle relationships, though she won’t go to therapy and keeps starting one relationship after the other, getting very serious very quickly. I just don’t know what to do.