Samantha - posted on 02/27/2012 ( 3 moms have responded )
My daughter is 3, almost 4, and she keeps saying that she doesn't like my husband. She doesn't say it in anger or frustration. It will just come up. Like when I say, "Dad is on his way home, are you excited?!?!" She will say, "No because I don't really like him... But I love you." She is my husband's step daughter but he has been raising her since she was barely 1 year old. We still see her biological father and she ADORES him. He is the Disneyland dad that lets her eat anything and watch anything she wants. When my husband tells her he loves her she will reply by saying she loves him too.... SO I don't get why, in casual conversation, she brings up that she just doesn't like him or love him. Just now since I have been typing this she asked him to come help her build with her train tracks in her room and he readily jumped up to play with her. It hurts him to see how she get SO excited to see her biological dad but he does understand and NEVER makes her wrong for it. Without pointing out him directly I have asked her if anyone has ever done anything mean to her, hurt her, or touched her inappropriately and she 100% denies anything like that and promised me she would tell me if anyone ever did. I could NEVER imagine my husband ever doing anything like that but I don't want to be the naive person that misses something either! HELP!