My young cousin, only 17 years old, has just moved back to London.
She grew up here until she was 9 or 10 and then her parents moved back to the South of France where her mum is from. Her dad, my uncle, is quite a difficult man and had my cousin quite late in life. Over the first few years, the parental relationship broke down and then began the tug of war with my poor cousin in the middle. The result of which is an emotionally upset young woman with serious body issues, not to mention her worries about commitment. She desperately wanted to get away from them and come back to London. Her school grades were good enough that she has been accepted at a 6th form to complete her A'levels. She arrived a couple of days ago to move in with my aunt, who lives near the school. My concern for her is that the aunt is also a bit difficult, but also with this new freedom away from the constraints of her parents, will she run off the tracks? I'm hoping it will be the opposite and that this will give her some inner peace.
I wish her much love and luck with this next stage of her life.
I am here for her.