Maybe someone here has gone through this and can give advice on what I should do. A little background. My daughter is 24 and still lives at home because she is trying to get her career started and doesn't make enough to move out. She is hair colorist at a high end salon and has had to go through an apprenticeship before she could have her own chair. She will be getting her own chair at the end of the month and then will have to work to build up her customer book before she starts making really good money.
In the meantime, while working hard to get her career started, she has gotten involved with a guy who is no good for her. He is 24 also, has no job, no car and asks her for money all the time. I am worried that she will get trapped in a relationship that will only bring her anger and agrievation if it continues. We have had many fights lately because she insists on seeing him and won't listen to reason from anyone...family and friends included. All of her friends think that he is just using her and they want her to dump him as well.
I don't know what to do. I am so angry because she is so close to getting her own life started and I think this relationship will only set her back. Has anyone ever gone through this and has some advice?
She was always a responsible child and has pretty much made good choices up until this point. She never acted out as a teenager, so I am wondering if this what she is doing now. If it is I am just worried that she will make a mistake that will take her a long time to correct.
My question is, should I just let this play itself out or should I continue to try to get through to her? Any advice would be appreciated.