And your child doesn't like your SO or the other way around. Why are you in that relationship?
If your SO doesn't treat your child like their own, why would you want to be with them?
If your child doesn't like your SO, why would you put your needs above your child?
Just wondering because I see so many that are in these types of relationships. I am not in this type because if my DD didn't like my SO, that was the deal breaker for the relationship. AND, if SO wouldn't accept DD just like another child of his own, he isn't the man for me.
Answer by mom42107 at 12:09 PM on Nov. 12, 2010
I don't think adult relationships should be about a child's needs and wants. A child is entitled to be fed, clothed, housed and loved, but they are not entitled to call the shots in a mom or dad's relationship. I married my husband, not his child. My husband is the one who will still be around in my old age and vice versa. Kids grow up and live their own lives and if you have lived by their selfish wants, you may have deprived yourself of a great relationship and growing old alone. Children do this because they are allowed to do it. They are being parentified which is actually a form of child abuse. My grown children did not originally like my DH but they have grown to appreciate him over time.
Answer by lilangilyn at 4:40 PM on Nov. 12, 2010
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