I am very close to my 20 year old daughter who is bipolar and has been living away from home in a sober house for 4+months. She is trying to get out on her own and recently went to the hospital after 3 weeks in her own apartment, for a suicide attempt. My appraoch to her has always been loving and cooperative, and her father wants to take a tough love stand. He looks at her more as an alcoholic, which I think was just a symptom/coping mechanism that she has given up. I look at her as a woman who is struggling with illness. Which will be more helpful? Can tough love help or hurt, genrally?
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