Hello everyone, I have been struggling lately with communicating with my teenage daughter. I think she is a good kid, but obviously I am biased. She gets good grades in most subjects, has a part time job that she seems to enjoy. I am in my late 30's, male. My daughter lives with her Mom and Stepdad, only about 20 minutes away. Trouble is I don't think she wants to talk to me. I have to make several attempts to get any response back from her. I know she is busy, but I just want to hear from her once in a while, like maybe once a week. God knows I am not a perfect Dad, but I have done the best I can. I have put all I can into being there for her. Now that she doesn't come around much anymore I don't know what to do with myself. I built my life, however pathetic it might be, around her. She is all I have to show for the last 17 years of my life. Her Mother and Stepdad have a big fancy house, boat, camper, ATVs, big social life, etc. I have a rusty little pickup truck, and almost no social life. So I can understand why she would rather spend her time with them, but don't I deserve a phone call? What should I be going to do with my life now? People say hard work pays off, BS. It does not always pay off. I should probably just accept that life is not fair (Again). Thanks for listening.