DEAR ABBY: I need advice on how to deal with my 18-year-old daughter. A few months ago she was ready to go to college. Then she met this guy via Snapchat. He's unemployed, lives with a friend who is under house arrest, has a criminal record and has nothing to offer her.
We took our car away from our daughter to keep her from driving it there. Two weeks ago, she packed her stuff and left with him. She has no job, has spent all of her graduation money and is running up our cellphone bill while living with him. My wife is a wreck, and we don't know what to do. -- DAD IN NORTH CAROLINA
DEAR DAD: I empathize with your concern for your daughter, but she is immature and in love. Because she's 18 you can't drag her back home. Tell her that now she has "declared her independence and moved out," you will no longer pay her cellphone bill. I'm guessing she'll be back in no time.