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This may possibly involve giving her a sincere apology for breaching her trust or overreaching in your response to her relationship with her friend.
We've never fought with her in our life (she has always been so easy until now!I’m assuming you are based in the USA, in which case you might like to check out Wikipedia’s page concerning the age of consent in whichever of the 50 states you reside in: I hope my comments have been at least somewhat useful. Let's keep comments for clarifying or requesting clarification to the content, and not for criticisms or discussion.Extended discussion should occur in Parenting Chat.Apart from anything else, for as long as she is upset about your interference in her relationships with her friends, her ability to concentrate on her schoolwork is likely to be at least somewhat impaired.One of the other people who responded to your question raised the issue of the age of consent.The way these events unfolded is an unfortunate one, and I feel rather sorry for your current predicament as a family.
By forbidding your daughter from seeing her 17-year-old friend, it seems to me that you possibly accomplished several things: Well, it is of course quite possible that I've missed the mark in some of my analysis.
(There are a couple of points I would have liked a little clarification on: for instance, the wording of your description about how your husband was informed about your daughter's lesbian crush made me wonder if you are actually divorced and living in separate households, which would presumably make it more difficult to coordinate the way you handle some of the issues that are liable to arise in connection with your daughter’s upbringing.) Regardless, it does seem clear that there was a considerable failure (or several failures) of communication along the way.
It seems important for healthy communication channels between all the members of your family to be reestablished as soon as is reasonably possible in order to restore a more normal atmosphere, and of course to improve the frayed relations between your daughter and yourselves.
Were they mostly about you and your prejudices, or were they truly mostly focused on your daughter's well-being?
You do sound like a deeply caring parent, but it may be the case that you and your husband would benefit from at least a degree of professional help to come to terms with the possibility that your daughter will turn out to be gay, as well as getting some guidance regarding the best way to deal with some of the issues connected with that possibility.
Require her to be in a space also occupied by or easily visible to a parental figure, and to stick to public areas of the residence, or at the very least to keep the door to her room open and background noise to a minimum. Bless you for being there for your daughter through all of this.