Our daughter has now been in a treatment facility for 66 days. Things started out a little bumpy and her behavior was not affording her any privileges. She would have a day or two of good behavior, then have an outburst, which would start her back to the beginning of what was required to earn privileges.
We continue to have weekly family sessions with our daughter and her therapist. These sessions have been getting progressively better. We are learning to communicate, control our reactions to situations, and take into account each others feelings. My wife and I have been working with a local family therapist to learn better communication skills, specifically related to our daughters diagnosis of Borderline Personality Disorder.
We don't yet have any idea when our daughter will return home, but she is hopeful to be home for Thanksgiving. We too want her to be home for the holidays, but want to be sure that we have all put in the work necessary to make her return home a positive experience for all of us. We are glad that she is expressing some understanding that she will be there a bit longer. We feel with that mindset, she can focus on her therapy and not just on returning home.
For now, we will continue to press on, thanking God for the small victories. We have faith that God will work this situation out, according to His will.