My Child’s Father is Seeing Someone. How Can I Get Him Back?

September 28, 2012
My Child’s Father is Seeing Someone. How Can I Get Him Back?

Reader Question:

I’ve been broken up with my child’s father for three years, and now he is seeing someone else. I made a mistake back then. How can I get him back?

-Alex

Dr. Wendy Walsh’s Answer:

You can’t “get” him back. You can only show him you are an honest, loyal and loving mother to his child. And you can tell him your feelings about him – with love, remorse and brutal honesty.

What he does with that information is up to him. You may not get his heart but you will get his respect, and the biggest winner will be the child who you are both now tied to forever.


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Dr. Wendy Walsh is the author of "The 30-Day Love Detox"" (April 2013). Connect with her on Google+.

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1 Response

    I know it’s tough to work with an ex husband. I have a child with my ex and at first I didn’t want him seeing someone else but I realized this new woman will have to deal with all the problems I had with him, so good riddance!

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