Local News What to do when your daughter is dating a dud So your daughter brought her new boyfriend to dinner and you realised he's not her ideal suitor. Fear not, Alissa Warren has spoken to the experts and has this surprising advice.
Jul 18, The arrival of a baby girl signals endless hopes and dreams of a future filled with dress-up dolls, pigtails and plaits, netball games and school dances. These guys ooze testosterone, which is attractive.
They often try to tame the bad boy. It's a form of gentle rebellion. At sweet sixteen, I dated a guy who had a car. He dyed his hair blue, wore no tie and smoked under the stairs at the train station. We were equally smitten with our loser-loves.
And before you know it, a dreaded conversation looms over you and your daughter like a cloud of bum-puffed cigarette smoke. Obviously if there are any signs of domestic violence, then it's a far more serious matter that needs to be managed carefully.
Observe the slug pouring himself all over your baby girl. The baby girl who liked it when you cut her grapes in half. The baby girl who once asked you to help her put her seatbelt on. Start with making a little extra room. Let your daughter see how he fits in with your family. See how she is with him. Does he bring out the best in her?
It's about your daughter's happiness, not whether you like him or not. Dumped by the guy we believed was our true love. And oh, the heartache. My eyes well up for my sixteen-year-old-self standing at the driveway of the school carpark, talking to my soon-to-be-ex-boyfriends-best-friend who is moments away from telling me that he was breaking up with me.
But if he likes me, why is he breaking up with me? I doubt my ex-boyfriend and his best friend would even remember this blip on their relationship rollercoaster. Most of us clearly remember having our hearts broken by a guy who was never good for us. That's the greatest fear of all, because, then you lose her.