I am currently involved in the second abusive relationship I have experienced in my life. The first was with my daughters father who I left when she was two. Here I am sixteen years later trying to figure out how to save myself again, this time from my daughter. She began the verbal abuse around 14-15 which has escalated to destruction of property and most recently an incident of physical abuse. I have tried every trick I could think of, read about, and hear about. I do plan to involve law enforcement the next time I am hit or property is damaged, she is after all 18 now. I have not found anything drug/alcohol related in her room. I have had her in counseling by herself and I have gone to counseling with her. The session I/we have attended have been completely unsuccessful due to her resistance and mockery of me for being how she describes "pathetic" for feeling the need for counseling. Her father has been diagnosed with a personality disorder and has/had (not sure if he still is or not) been on medication for this and his anger issues. I can only assume that there is some hereditary situation here. She has spent very little time with him in the grand scheme of things. However, her behavior is so similar to his its like I have had the same relationship twice only I can't divorce this one. I feel incredibly trapped and hopeless. I can not force her into seeking treatment now that she is an "adult" and the treatment I tried when I could was fruitless. Anyone have any suggestions?