05/16/2013 02:33 pm ET

The Delayed Effect Of Divorce On Young Women

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I'm sure it's no secret that Anna and I are experiencing some definite mom vs. pre-teen friction these days. Last night, we had a standoff of epic proportions over her taking her phone to bed with her and she ended up getting so upset with me, she hyperventilated and I had to have her breathing into a paper bag to calm herself down. We had a good long talk afterward, and she really unloaded on me about some of the things that are bothering her. Most of it was general school and girl drama, and for most of it, she was making vast mountain ranges out of tiny little molehills.

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