Strawberry Letter: Don’t Hurt My Daughter
Good Morning Crew,
I have a daughter that is 17. Her father has never been a part of her life. He has paid monthly child support. I have reached out to him in letter form and has never received a response. He is married and we conceived her while he was married. He was upset that I kept her, his wife gave him a choice of her and his son or being in my child’s life – he choose her. It has been a struggle. I have never been to court to increase the amount he has paid and I respected his choice. My daughter found her brother on Facebook and she advised me the other day she has not spoken to him in a while. My daughter has mentioned to me that she wants to meet her dad and would like for him to come to her graduation. I do not want her to be disappointed or hurt, I am scared to make that call. I know she is missing that part of her life, even though my family has been a wonderful support, but I do not want her to have issues from the possible rejection of her dad (side note – I will go ham if he hurts her – trying to stay out of jail). I have never talked bad about him and when she asks about him I always say she was conceived in love and when he is ready he will contact you. I do not know what to do.
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