Not wanting to spend time with partner’s child
Answered 6 months ago
I’m a father who has been in a relationship for 3 months with a single mother who’s child’s dad isn’t on the scene.
I share custody with my ex and see my kids (4&3) for half of the week and there’s nothing more I love than to spend time with them.
My problem is that I don’t enjoy spending time with my partner and her child (5) when I’m not with my kids. Is this me being selfish?
When it’s just me and my partner then that is great but I worry that we don’t get much quality time together due to her lack of custodial support and the fact that she puts her child to be a lot later than I do with my kids. Another factor is that her child appears to suffer with some anxiety so she very rarely leaves her side.
I get the sense that my parter wants me to daddy to her child at some point in the future but I know already that I don’t want that - I’ll never love her kid as much as my own.
Thanks for reading!
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Yours not a bad person for feeling this way, but just be really honest with your partner and tell her why you cant be involved with her anymore. She will probably be thankful that you were honest now rather then sticking around and causing everyone hurt...
This really hits home with me Nd my situation and It breaks my heart every day to see my now kids dad bond with his own kids and my son doesn't get the same attention from him. It breaks my fckng heart! Every single day.
Some step kids are arseholes
Complaining her child goes to bed later