We, my daughter and I were abandoned by her father when she was small, we were left to fend for ourselves, his input was often violent, but my daughter adored him. I always felt she pushed me away from a young age, even though we were close and I did all I could for her and with her, we spent alot of happy times together, but she always harboured resentment for me. In the last couple of years she has really pushed me away, she had been suffering depression, but now that she has pushed me away she seems much happier in herself, whilst I realise she may have pushed me away because of things that went on between us, I also worry that she may have found contentment by further establishing her sense of abandonment? Could that happen? I worry so much about and feel so abandoned myself.