When is it appropriate for a child to be left alone with a new partner?

Home Online forum Gingerbread Forum When is it appropriate for a child to be left alone with a new partner?

This topic contains 2 replies, has 3 voices, and was last updated by  Kathymumofone 3 months ago.

Viewing 3 posts - 1 through 3 (of 3 total)
  • Author
    Posts
  • #23382 Report

    jenmich
    Participant

    Looking for some friendly advice on this topic! My ex has a new gf, and she will be moving in with him soon. They’ve been together about 3 months. Our son is 19 months old and stayed overnight at his dad’s last night. This morning I saw him in the supermarket without our son and I asked where he was….with his new gf. Is it ok? Am I worrying too much?

    Plus…..she is moving into a single room with my ex, and the little one is also in the same room when he goes overnight.

    #23384 Report

    SOLOMUMMY
    Participant

    It would naturally feel too soon for most parents.

    However beyond trying to reason this with your ex there’s nothing you can do unless there’s a valid safeguarding risk as to why he shouldn’t be around her. That’s the legal perspective he’s the parent with the same responsibility as you and can do as he  sees fit ultimately.

    #23437 Report

    Kathymumofone
    Participant

    Solo is right, it is up to your ex to decide, while your child is in his care.

    in practice, probably the best thing to do is try to meet the gf, at pick up or drop off. Judge her for yourself, it will help you feel more comfortable.

Viewing 3 posts - 1 through 3 (of 3 total)

Log in or register to reply to this thread

Log In Register