I thought to myself, how fortunate that those little girls are so close in age and can be together often and are sisters!! It appears that they have been together often all their lives and they would likely be lonely if they didn't see each other very much. I married my current husband and had a 3 & 1 year old son already and he & I raised them and our 4 sons that came after with no differences by ourselves. 41 years later, they are all married and we expect our 22 grandchild in Dec. If the husband works full time, & mom is home, then he will not be there after school as much and at other times, but he should not be off "with the guys" on his weekends unless it is activities the family will enjoy with him. Since the girls are only children and sisters, I think all possible efforts should be made to help them spend as much time as possible together. That would be my major goal, for their present and future happiness.
When you enter into a relationship with someone who has a child, that child will be a part of your life. There is a lot of information missing here. Is she upset because she cares for the daughter while her partner is at work? He can't take off work every time it's his turn to have his daughter. If he and the mother of the child are splitting custody, and his current companion is at home during the day, of course she would be watching the child during the day. Too much information missing here. The fact that she refers to him as her "partner" makes me think they are not married. Maybe real commitment is the true issue here.
I had two step children. My husband spent 4 or 5 hours with them when they visited every other weekend. I resented it and it was HARD because they wanted their dad's attention and were naughty! I also had a child from a prior marriage. When I told him it wasn't fair for him to leave them with me, he said he put up with my child 100% of the time. He never changed. But I treated those kids kindly and showed them love. Our home was a safe haven for them. They are adults now and thank me for being there for them.
Please Love and care for her, She IS YOUR DAUGHTER!
I AGREE he needs to spend time with his daughter while she is at his home...that is the reason he has his daughter at different times. however, i feel a resentment towards the daughter and him because she has to take care of the daughter and him of course because he dumps off that responsibility to her. i was thinking about myself and i would want to make that little girl feel like she is at home irregardless of the father. she is the half sister of their child. but with all that the father needs that time with his own daughter.
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