Melissa - posted on 01/20/2009 ( 1 mom has responded )
Jealousy is something I see in my 9-yr old daugther when I spend time w/ my boyfriend.
We have been dating for over a year and I made sure the relationship was a serious one they met so she's not used to sharing "mommy" time w/ another man. Her dad and I have joint custody and split when she was a baby so she never had a complete family. She has 4 sets of grandparents always wanting to spend time with her also. So she gets used to being the center of attention wherever she is. My boyfriend and I don't live together but he'll come over a couple nights a week for dinner, etc. and she gets so sensitive and jealous. If I simply have an adult conversation with him (temporarily ignoring her I guess) she'll run into her bedroom crying about how I don't love her anymore.