So as I indicated a week or so ago, my BF is going through a really rough stretch. It's the first tough one he has had since he officially started living here, and since his major way of acting out is to disappear, my younger daughter (who is now 11) cannot help be aware of the situation.
Her response is a mixture of curiosity, sympathy, and caution. She doesn't understand why I would tolerate such behavior, and has told me that if he keeps it up I should break up with him. (Out of the mouths of babes, eh?)
To be sure, I am very concerned about the living example that all this presents to her. On the other hand, I do think that he has reached a sort of breaking point--or breakthrough, depending--which will potentially lead to a lot of progress again. I am going to post about that in another thread.
She's a wise little girl with a lot of compassion, but she's also, understandably, concerned about me and about herself. I don't want to lie to her and yet I think some of the reality is too harsh for her to hear.
Any suggestions? Thanks in advance....
I'm just a poor wayfaring stranger, a million miles away from home.