John - posted on 04/05/2014 ( 3 moms have responded )
Just a thank you in advance for helping us get through this stage of Helens life.
A little bit about myself: I was married for 25 years before getting divorced about 3 years ago. I have four collage age daughters that are my world!! I have to say I never remember any of my own daughters acting this way however I do realize the situation is a bit different. My girlfriend lives about four hours away so I go and visit usually on the weekends because of work. My girlfriend and her x have allowed Helen to sleep with them when she is at either of their homes. I know this is not right and now they have been trying to break the cycle of what they started. A typical bed time routine is for Helen to scream and cry and tell her mom when her mom is trying to talk to her she doesn't love her, I want my daddy, and she also makes sure to tell her mom that she doesn't like me either. This can go on for any where from about 1-3 hours. I know this is manipulation on Helens part however it is very difficult to listen to every time I'm here! I am sure others have dealt with this type of behavior from their kids so I am hoping to hear how they have dealt with it.