Rick - posted on 02/24/2015 ( 2 moms have responded )
I am the father of a 12 year old daughter. I joined this forum to get the advice from moms. Me and my daughters mother are divorced going on 3 years. Both of us have moved on and began new relationships with other people.
My question is: The relationship I am in now is a long distance relationship. We are planning on starting a new life together very soon. In the meantime we travel back and forth seeing each other. My daughter lives with her mother and I get to have her every weekend. When my girlfriend visits, we end up staying in a motel together. I have a roommate and find it more considerate and private for every one. When I have my daughter on the weekends that my girlfriend visits - it is a huge problem. She feels it is inappropriate for my daughter to be in the same room as us overnight. Not in the same bed, but even sleeping on a pull out sofa bed. I feel it is ok since we still have our alone time during the week and it is only for a few days. I want my daughter to feel included in the life that we are planning and not left out. Am I being ridiculous? We have tried getting a room with a separate bedroom, but that is not always possible. I hope that some off the members here can offer some advice or suggestions to help. I feel caught in the middle in so many ways.