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My adult daughter hates my boyfriend. Is she being a child?

The question:

My daughter hates that I’m dating. She’s 32; I’m 65. Her dad has never been in the picture, but now that I’ve found a serious relationship, she’s having real trouble accepting another person having my attention. What can I do?


The answer:

Kids – even when they’re adults – can have trouble accepting a new partner in a parent’s life. When a parent has gone through a divorce or been widowed, a child may have difficulty accepting a new relationship. A range of emotions can surface for a child even when the new relationship is not replacing the role of another parent, like in your situation.


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Consortium on workplace mental health to be created

  • June 17, 2011
  • News

Announcement from GWL Centre for Mental Health in the Workplace We are extremely pleased to announce that our three organizations – Canadian Mental Health Association (Ontario), Great-West Life Centre for Mental Health in the Workplace and Mood Disorders Association of…

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