Children loving their fathers more

Jennifer - posted on 07/07/2013 ( 2 moms have responded )

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I have been a poor mother for at least 17 years. There father was out of their lives and not having no choice. I continued to have our children visit him when available. Now that he is home, I feel being a poor mother has made it difficult for me to get their love. They listen to their father more and tell me off. Does that mean that they do not love me, and love their father more?

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Jennifer - posted on 07/08/2013

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My mother once told me that I showed more love towards my father than her because I held things against her when they divorced. That is about where my husband and I stand. We are not yet divorced, but he wants to. My father also told me that girls tend to love their fathers more in there teenage years. I only look back to my teenage years to have such a fear.

Thank you Evelyn. Your words did help me look at things at a different perspective.

Ev - posted on 07/07/2013

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It depends on things. If he gave them lots of stuff and all on visits; it could be that they are waiting for that. Usually when kids prefer one parent over another is because that parent gives them what they want all the time. I doubt you were a poor mother but stuck to the rules you had set so they would have bounds to stay within.

That is if I read this right.

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