Why doesn't DH see his daughter every second week?
Quick recap. When DH and I got together SD then 14 was jealous and sad. Lots of negative and daddy obsessive behaviour. Things have calmed over the years. DH is protective of SD now 18 so it is never an easy journey however we have worked well together to promote her independence.
When we went to the counsellor, I said that I had noticed that the week on/week off arrangement seems to make SD especially needy and clingy to her dad. I asked if he made a habit of catching up with her every second weekend, would that be a good idea. Counsellor thought it was a great idea. This has come up regularly and do you know what, DH has not done it once?
I am so confused.
So he was this doting dad and then insisted on 50/50 and wanted more time. He has made her dependent on him in my opinion and yet cannot take the effort to make the transition smoother for her. Even when a counsellor we pay lots of money to has said its a great idea several times.