I have a daughter who turned 18 two weeks ago. We have always been close but recently she has not been happy at home and the past month has left twice. Each time to a friends house. This last time she took most of her clothes and said it was for the best that she leaves. It has been almost a week and I feel like I am in mourning. I miss her so much it litteraly hurts my heart. I feel broken. She has been pretty disrepectful before this and we were fighting alot over everything. My question is how do I know what my role is as her parent now. How much does she need me, if at all? I know I need to back off and give her space. And I have but it has been very difficult. I dont know how much to go into detail about our situation but it sounds a lot like the other stories I have read on here. I sent her a text yesterday and just aked her how she was and told her I loved her and I hoped that she finds some happiness. She replied that she was sorry about this but thinks its for the best. She also said she hoped we could at least be civil. I just replied, me too and left it at that. I want more than to just be 'civil', I want my daughter back. But I am trying to limit my contact with her for now to give her space. She is a good kid, but she is changing so much in such a short time. I get she needs to find herself but just because the law says she is an adult, she is far from acting the part. I'm scared because I dont know what this means for her and I. Do I just continue to back off and wait? Thank you.