How do your children feel about your significant other? Love? Hate?

iVillage Member
Registered: 09-10-2008
How do your children feel about your significant other? Love? Hate?
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Mon, 10-14-2013 - 3:25pm

I have just moved in with my boyfriend of 1-1/2yrs.  My husband and I have shared custody so we split our time with the kids.  Today while having lunch with my girls they broke the news they really don't even like my boyfriend.  Not hate, but just don't like him.. I don't even know where to go with this now.  I feel sad, I am the happiest I've been with my boyfriend and at some point we'd like to marry, although not anytime soon.  

Have you had to deal with this?  How was your reaction?  I am not going to end the relationship just because my kids don't care for him... does that make me a bad mom?  

iVillage Member
Registered: 09-10-2013

Hello, I don't really have any advice to offer but did your kids give any specific reasons why they don't like your boyfriend? Also, how old are you girls? If they are teens or close to then that may have something to do with it. I know young girls can be quite picky and want to be critical of everything and everyone, even their mom's boyfriend. Does your ex-husband get along with your boyfriend? Maybe he has unintentionally put off a negative vibe about your boyfriend in front of your kids....