2 min read.Updated: 08 Sep 2014, 09:25 PM ISTGouri Dange
You may be having problems, but make an effort to behave well in front of your child
My husband and I have been married for 13 years and have an 11-year-old daughter. Recently, we have had an interpersonal issue that we are trying to sort out through counselling and other help. We have always been very open with our daughter; she has seen us arguing or disagreeing before, and we have told her that this is normal as we are friends and sometimes don’t see eye to eye. But this time the matter was more serious, and at different times both of us left the house for a few days; she also saw some friends coming in and talking to us late into the night, etc. She has now become withdrawn, and when we ask her about it, she says she is just “doing her own thing while we sort out our problems"—in these words. But she has again started sleeping in our room or wants both of us to sleep in her room. Our issue is going to take some time to settle; meanwhile, how can we reassure her?