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How to help a loved one who sees no problem

Hi I have a 19 yearold daughter who had a baby 3 months ago. The father left her when she was 2 months pregnant and left her with a lot of bills. Since the baby has been born, she has been having such angry problems and in the last few weeks --Met a guy in March07 moved in with him July 7 to July 25 in which time she trashed the apartment,throwing things at him out of control, she continued to try and pick fights with family, anyone looks at her she will get mouthy and ask if they have a problem( at stores restaurants etc) Moved back home for 17 days then all of a sudden moved back with the guy cause she can\'t stand us. We have been taking care of baby and all his needs while she says she feels like doing nothing. She is spending money she doesn\'t have and has borrowed money from me and now can not repayme but continues to borrow more money. She will be talking about one thing and then change to another topic. One minute she is fine and the next she blows up and says hateful things and gets soo angry and hateful. She has told lies about me telling SAFE that I abused her, lied to a sheriff, etc. She loves her baby but forgets when she feeds him, or to bath, etc. I am so afraid for her and my grandchild because I know this is not my daughter something is so wrong but The sheriff dept said I can do nothing unless she is a threat to herself or baby. Her biological father was diagnosised with Bipolar several years ago. What can I do to get her to see there is a problem.

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