No bashing please. I have had quite enough of that for one day thank you.
So my (step)daughter (4 years old) spends most of her time at my house. This morning she tells me (out of know where) that she wishes her step dad (referred to by his first name) wasn't so sad all the time. She goes on to say that she needs to go be with her bio mom (referred to by her first name) because she's all alone! She said when her step dad gets upset he goes to sleep but he doesn't sleep. Or he plays games but she can't talk to him. I tried asking her about it (because she just started saying this OUT OF NOWHERE) and she shut down and started crying. She said she's not supposed to talk about it, everyone will get mad. I tried explaining to her that she can tell her father and I anything... but she was so upset. Bio mom and step dad have a history of depression and have a lot of destructive behaviors as a result. I thought they were being mindful of SD though and I am very worried. I don't want to betray her trust but she feels guilty and thinks she needs to go protect her mother! I feel so badly. What would you do?
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