I regret asking my boyfriend to move out because my daughter doesn't like him

DEAR DEIDRE: ASKING my boyfriend to move out – because my daughter didn’t want him here – was the biggest mistake ever.

My daughter is 12 and can be very manipulative.


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She sees her dad now and then but he is pretty much absent.

She made life very difficult when my boyfriend moved in during the pandemic so he moved back to his home town 200 miles away.

It was too difficult for us to be apart, so he ended our relationship.

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But I’ve just found out I’m pregnant. I didn’t suspect at first, as my periods have always been all over the place.

I told him I want us to get back together but he is already seeing somebody else, apparently to get over me, although he says they’ve not yet had sex.

He is 35 and I am 33.

DEIDRE SAYS: Ask him to come to see you, and explain about your pregnancy.

Work things through together and reassure him you won’t let your daughter dictate events again.

You know being a single mum is tough but my support pack Unplanned Pregnancy sets out your current options.

Your daughter managed to drive a wedge between you and your boyfriend and that isn’t right. Explain to her that soon enough she will be leaving home and you’ll be on your own.

Reassure her she will always be your priority and you’ll take her feelings into consideration – but only you can decide if a relationship is right for you.

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