courtneechunn's picture

Am I making the right decision to exclude father?

I brought my daughter into the world out of wedlock. EDEN changed something in my soul. it did not have that affect on her father... he is a drug addict and that's only the tip of the iceburg! He is a highly toxic person. i take parenting Very Seriously and I know the statistics of girls who grow up with absentee fathers. I gave him many chances to prove he could play a positive role in her life and it only led to broken promises and dissapointment.It is unbearable to see my 2yr. old in emotional pain. I am engaged to a wonderful man who showers her with love and attention, and takes an active part in helping me parent. I finally cut off her father a few months ago. This is something my fiance and my family members have been insisting on for years.I just want to do what is in her absolute best interest. Any outside opinions would be helpful.

2xstepmom's picture

By his negative behavior your daughter's father has excluded himself from his daughter's life. You are making the best choice for your child. This man will in all likelihood resurface at some point and if he has cleaned up his act, you could make the decision to allow him restricted visitation. You will have to cross that bridge when you come to it. For now, the positive father figure she has will be good for your daughter.