My Boyfriend Likes My Teenage Daughter Too Much

Family & kids
2 months ago

Many of us dream of having a happy family, but for our reader, things aren’t as wonderful as they seem. Her teenage daughter is head over heels for her boyfriend, to the point where she ignores his obvious flaws. It worries our reader, and we’re here to help her.

One of our readers sent us a message.

Thank you for reaching out to us! We’re sorry that this happened to you, and we’re ready to share some tips that might help you out.

Talk to Sandy.

Talk to your daughter openly and calmly. Tell her how your ex-boyfriend’s actions affected you and why they bother you. Let Sandy know that you won’t tolerate disrespect or mistreatment from anyone, including romantic partners. Remind her about the importance of setting healthy boundaries and respecting herself. Besides, listen to her side of the story without jumping to conclusions.

Take care of her.

Since your boyfriend is manipulative, he might be plotting your daughter against you behind your back. If you think Sandy might be in danger, her safety should come first. Don’t hesitate to reach out to authorities or people you trust for help if needed.

It’s important to talk to Sandy about how manipulative relationships work and why they’re harmful. Help her understand the signs so she can recognize and address them.

Be her example.

Show Sandy what a good relationship is by taking care of yourself and showing her positive ways to communicate and respect others. Set an example by being patient, kind, and understanding in your interactions, especially with romantic partners. This way you can guide Sandy in recognizing what makes a healthy relationship.

It’s easier to break trust rather than build it. Even the smallest things can ruin everything. In this article, our reader’s friend doesn’t trust his girlfriend so much that he has asked his friend to «babysit» her.

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