Carolyn - posted on 01/09/2009 ( 13 moms have responded )
My question is for mom's going through that never ending agony of dealing with an ex telling the child horrible things about us. I've moved on and am getting married again and my ex claims he has but does everything under the sun to try and make life miserable for us. My daughter is starting to see his behavior and is very distraught over it. She's torn and don't want to hurt him, but at the same time she doesn't like what he's doing to me. I've tried to hide this from her and tell her he doesn't bother me, which he don't. What does is that she's the one getting hurt. When we asked him to stop, he pretends he will listen then continues with the bad behavior. Any suggestions on how I can help her accept her father and yet know that she doesn't have to listen to him about that stuff?