In Summary
  • I am getting bitter and disheartened that all my friends and his friends are getting married, yet he has shown no signs of wanting to make our relationship official.
  • We have talked about it and his response is that we need to work on issues in our relationship first.
  • Do you have a problem to share with Brenda? Please email: lifeandstyle@ke.nationmedia.com

Dear Brenda,

I am cohabiting with a man with whom I have a nine-month-old son. We have been together for three years.

I am getting bitter and disheartened that all my friends and his friends are getting married yet he has shown no signs of wanting to make our relationship official.

We have talked about it and his response is that we need to work on issues in our relationship first.

I feel unloved, unappreciated and depressed. Is this a petty reason to break up and move on with my son?

Will my son be affected negatively if I leave his father? Will I be able to find love again and make a family with my baby in tow?

A strong relationship and family are important life goals to me and I feel like I've ruined my shot at this.

 

Hi,

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