Margaret - posted on 04/27/2010 ( 2 moms have responded )
My baby girl is 8 months old, and her father has asked to see her only twice since we left him. He was abusive to me and I fear if she is involved in a relationship with him, he could be abusive to her as well. I support her entirely; he has never sent a DIME. I fear though, that once she is older she will not necessarily have resentment issues with me, but that we will go through the "natural" butting of heads (perhaps during the teen years) and she will want to leave and go find her dad. Has this actually happened to anyone? How can I get rid of this concern? Do all girls have tumultuous times with their moms?