DEAR DEIDRE: EVERY weekend, my boyfriend sees his ex and their daughter.
I worry he’ll cheat on me with her again.
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I’m 27 and my partner is 28. We’ve been together for six years, on and off.
Two years ago, during lockdown, we went through a rough patch.
My mental health really suffered at not being able to see family and friends.
I pushed him away and he turned to Tinder for comfort.
I only found out when he confessed he’d got one of his lovers pregnant.
I threw him out but within three months we were back together.
We talked through everything and I believed we were stronger than ever.
But whenever he goes off to see his 11-month-old daughter and the woman he cheated on me with, I can’t help feeling uneasy.
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DEIDRE SAYS: There is no use bottling up your feelings. That will only cause more stress.
Instead, have an honest conversation with your boyfriend about how you feel.
Hopefully he will reassure you that it is you he wants to be with, not the mother of his daughter.
You might want to suggest you both take his daughter out for an afternoon so you can get to know her too.
If he is reluctant to involve you, it is time to have a conversation about his reservations and where you both see the relationship going.
I am attaching my support pack Cheating – Can You Get Over It? for more support.