That’s wonderful that she is reading now. Amy stopped reading for pleasure awhile ago :( And will only watch TV shows with friends who won’t let her keep going back to see if there was anything she missed.
As far as advice, I don’t really have any. I didn’t start writing until Amy was an adult, and our relationship isn’t the best. My younger daughter, Olivia, and I are very close. She is open and honest, where Amy is passive-aggressive. She was wonderful until Olivia came along six years later when she began acting out. Honestly, I go through periods of time when I can’t talk to her. It becomes too painful. She went to therapists from the beginning, but her desire to be liked got in the way of her honesty, so she really hasn’t been helped. She’s thirty-six and has had no long-term relationships. Several girlfriends, but they are as immature and underdeveloped as she is. Ughhh