My daughter just graduated last June, we were so proud of her. Her boyfriend has an abusive father in another state and a drug addict mother who just got out of prison, he has been living with grandparents. Anyway, we said hell no he cant live with us, so my daughter basically ran away with him for the night which they spent behind a church.

For a while she would spend her time at work and with her boyfriend then come home at pm. He also got a ticket for driving without a liscence, my car, and ran into the back of someone.

Any time we say something to her about the relationship we can count on her not being home that night.

We are really worried about her but can not say anything about it. That night she left the house on foot and we had no way to get in touch with her.

Grit your teeth and show her that you are prepared to trust her choices and will be there to catch her. My father did the same thing and I ran off with the guy.

I realize now that my father was completely right, but at the time I was young and dumb.

On the one hand, because you're such a protective and loving mom, you probably want to barricade the front door and not let that person within 10 feet of your precious girl (believe me, when I've heard girls in workshops talk about bad news boyfriends or mean friends, I've felt the exact same way! But at the same time, you don't want to go too far and drive a wedge between the two of you. When I received this question from a Huff Post reader, it took me back to two particular times when my own mom and I were facing this issue.

The first time had to do with a close girlfriend, and the other involved a toxic ex-boyfriend (whom she and everyone else who loved me tried every which way to get me to walk away from).

Jess said her daughter is on the pill, for cramps though. I came home and told my husband about Jess’s dilemma. If this were his daughter, he would sit her down and tell her she is too young to date just one boy. Have you ever not approved of someone your child was dating? Or from the other angle - Did your parents ever disapprove of someone you were dating?

Whether it's a new boyfriend who seems like he's bad news or a friend who sets off that little warning light in your brain, deciding how to handle these kinds of situations is one of the biggest struggles I've heard moms talk about.

They plan on telling her she is too good for him, she’s wasting her time and he’s a loser.