For those of you who have young children and have went through a divorce/ separation with their father. I could use some advice and support. My 3 year old has recently started asking questions about `Why me & her daddy doesn`t get back together` and asking `If daddy doesn`t love me anymore/ or if I don`t love him anymore` I just don`t know how to explain the situation to her. TIA (Other poll by Mackenna And Tayvens Mommy, 425 days ago)
yorkc39 (423.1 days ago) omg my daughter is 3 1/2 and hasn`t asked me that yet... i`m dreading the day when she does. we separated when she was born and tried a few times but after a few years ended our marriage. we`re both in relationships, he got married and i`m engaged, so i`m not sure she understands it yet, thank the Lord! I don`t know what I`ll do when she asks me
MichelleMc(pink!) (424.2 days ago) Once, in a movie, a woman`s young son asked her if she loved his dad (they weren't together). She said: `I will always love your daddy because he gave me you.` I thought that was a great response. Hope that`s helpful in some way.
ladykilla421 (424.3 days ago) I would sorta side step the question and but emphasis on the fact that you and her daddy both love her very much. If she is particularly insistent just tell her that mommy and daddy are friends and that they do love each other but not in a live together kind of way.
BabySchofield (424.4 days ago) Explain to your daughter that both of you still and always will love her very much no matter what happens, but that sometimes mommy`s and daddy`s, even though they once loved eachother that they just don`t get along anymore, but that a parents love for a child never goes away, and that sometimes it`s better to seperate so you can both be happier parents for he, make sure that she knows that it's not her fault....obviously in words she can understand...I recently got my divorce after trying to get it for 2 1/2 years, my middle child (my last child with my ex husband) is 3 years old, and while I didn`t have this experience with him because he doesn`t remember us ever being together, I went to a parenting seminar for my divorce and it really taught me alot about how to deal with children during a divorce...Good luck hun, if you ever need to talk just message me :)