I’m not much of a cuddler. My babies sure they’re babies they actually need to be held. A 5 year old though? Not so much. I’m just really so uncomfortable with it. My SO regardless of everything I do still tells me I’m not good enough because I won’t cuddle with SD. I hug her and that’s about as much as I can do with out being weirded out. I feel like I’m being held to standards he doesn’t hold her BM to. I take care of this little girl, I’m here for her when she needs me, I do everything I can to make sure she’s taken care of. Her own mother walked out on her, used drugs in front of her, locked her in a bedroom so she could party all night. I love SD. As annoying as she is and as tired as I am of being the only active parent I love her and all I want is what’s best for her. I just don’t know how to get it through S Os thick skull that you don’t have to cuddle and hold and be all over each other to show your kids you love them. That’s not what a “motherly connection” is. If anyone knows of any articles or helpful links that I can have him read so he doesn’t think it’s just me I would really appreciate it.