â¥âªMeganâ«â¥ - posted on 05/31/2011 ( 9 moms have responded )
Hi, I'm a mother of 2 and married to the younger one's father. I've been divorced from my 6 year old's father for nearly 6 years (she'll be 7 in September) and recently she's been telling people that she doesn't have a daddy who loves her and that her daddy doesn't care about her. The sad thing is that this is kind of true because he doesn't keep up with his weekly phone calls (he lives in GA and we're moving to BC very soon from NY) and when I asked him why he told me it was because 1.) she never wants to talk for too long and 2.) she's old enough to call him.
My daughter did call her father recently because I asked her if she wanted to and told him how she felt. Then he sent me an email telling me that her telling him that was unacceptable and he wouldn't be resuming communication until it stopped.
She has a good relationship with her step dad who I've been with since 2007 and she's also close with my dad and brother so she has some stable male role models in her life. But my question is what do I tell her when she says her own father doesn't love her or care about her? I don't really want to lie about it, but he hasn't been showing that he does care.