want to start a community diaglogue from the moms about how you know when you are paranoid or perceptive about sexual abuse signals. we have a close family friend who is a very friendly man to everyone. super positive type who seems to have an easy time making friends of all ages. the problem here that has set an alarm off for me is that he and my 14 year old step daughter seem to have too much of a connection. i have seen no major signs of anything but do find it strange that she will call him to talk and makes sure she looks nice before we go to see him. am I wrong or is it just innapropriate for them to be having any conversations aside from the ones with the entire family included. I am by no means going to accuse him of anything but her father and I agreed just to be on the safe side that they are no longer to spend time alone even if it be a quick trip to the store. I guess what im curious about is if anyone else has had a similar situation and how can youtell the difference between a really nice person and something innapropriate??? I personally dont see any reason why a 35 year old man would even want to spend time with a teenager. in discussions my step daughter has said hes "like an uncle" to her but im not sure if I buy this. any advise?
on Jun. 29, 2012 at 7:19 PM