How do we tell my 8 year old her "step dad"and I are braking up?

Ariess2113 - posted on 08/20/2012 ( 1 mom has responded )

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I have an 8 year old daughter she has never met her real father,Iv been with my boyfriend for about 6 years and he is all she knows as a dad she dosent call him dad she has her own nickname for him but she says hes her dad gets him fathers day gifts and stuff and she calls his family aunts uncle gram ma and papa and spends alot of weekends with them to her they are her family but by boyfrind and i have decided to brake up we dont fight or not get along wev just lost tuch with eachother i guess but I have no idea how to tell my daughter whats going on and that we have to move and she needs to go to a new school this is a lot for me to prosses how so i tell this to her with out overwhelming her?Any help would be more then welcome

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Michelle - posted on 08/20/2012

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First sit down with the boyfriend and see if plans to continue to be a part of her life, if he does then that will make this transition easier, but at 6 children are resilient get your move done before the new school year starts so though she will have to be the new kid it will be on the first day. Just explain to her mommy and so and so think that it is best for everyone if we no longer are dating and if at all possible remain friends with each other.

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