Dear Rene, I am 14-years-old and my mom has a boyfriend; I don’t really know him well enough to say I do or don’t like him. During the first month of their relationship I was really eager to meet him, however now I am not so sure. With my mom, every time I try to have an actual conversation about him she always blocks me out. Recently I’ve tried telling her things and asking how her day was but all she seems to do is text Rob, her boyfriend. One night I texted her asking how she was and he responded to my text from her phone which really upset me. What should I do?
Bummed in Bethpage
I so wish I could give you a hug right now; I’m so sorry this is happening. I hope I can help by lending a little bit of insight and maybe suggest some ways you can reconnect with your mom. So here’s what I think is going on and a couple of suggestions that I hope might help.