This is an extremely worried mother. My daughter all of 18 who went to study abroad has found a boyfriend who does not sound good from his facebook pics and also is 3 years older than her as well as has given up his studies as he suffered from some illness and trying to set up some business. My daughter is not ready to give any details about his illness and also not keen to understand that he is not the right guy for her and it's too early to make someone special whom you met just a month back !!
Please suggest what to do??
A Concerned Mother,
I understand why you are so concerned. You must also feel helpless since your daughter is so many miles away and you can't communicate with her in person. First, the good news:your daughter has begun to speak to you about her boyfriend. In fact, she has opened up to you about him. She confided in you about his illness and his decision to give up his studies. This is very good. Consider the alternative. Your daughter could have lied about the boyfriend.
Having said that, I understand that you would have preferred a young man closer in age to your daughter and one who is in school and in good mental and physical health. It is clear that your daughter is not simply going to drop the boyfriend because of your suggestion. I have some ideas for what you can do.