Claudia - posted on 07/14/2011 ( 3 moms have responded )
I got seperated about 3 months ago. My daughter is 8 and not a big talker but I tried to explain the best I could why mommy and daddy aren't living together any more. She seems ok about it and likes the sleepovers at mom and dad. When I introduced her to my new boyfriend she liked him at first until she figured out he wasn't just a friend but a boyfriend. I have asked my boyfriend to give us some space so I could give her time to adapt. She thinks that some day her mom and dad wil get back together again. How do I get her to understand that it's not gonna happen and that I have someone else I would like to share my life with including hers. I tried talking to her and ask her what she thinks about it but she refuses to talk about it. What do I do, how can I handle this without hurting her or my boyfriend's feelings?