Daughter Gets Jealous of Boyfriend
My daughter turns 4 in September and I love her dearly. She is a lovely, polite little girl who makes me smile every day. Our relationship is great.
I met my partner one year and a half ago and he really tries with my daughter. He's not naturally affectionate but has a lot of love for me and my daughter. He has no children of his own and tries his best to be a parent.
To be honest, my partner and daughter have not hit it off. They have their moments where they bond and play and he reads her stories but lately she won't let him near me without running over to the sofa. Before telling him to go away, her behaviour changes and she plays up.
I don't know what to do as I love them both dearly and I can see the hurt in his eyes as she rejects him. She feels threatened by our love, instead of seeing him as extension of love. We want to work together, but we seem to be drifting apart. Can anyone please give me any advice on how to tackle this.
Desperate Mum and Partner x