I have a 4 year old who has a father in a different town about 2 hours from where we live. Until the last 3 months he has been absent from her life. The guy I am with now has raised her her whole life and she knows him as Dad. I recently have been letting her see her biological father. This has hurt Steve but he understands it and would never keep her from her real father. The problem is ther way I feel about it. She has recently stayed the first time over night at his house. I was staying in a hotel in the same town incase she got scared. She didn't. My heart hurt and I felt like a piece of our family was missing. I was. But I know she has the right to know this other person. I do not tell her it is her Dad, I tell her it is a good friend of hers and she calls him by his name. I feel you have to earn a title like "Dad." Anyways I feel sad knowing she has a life now that I am not involved in. I feel like I am losing a part of her, like there is now things in her life that she does that I do not know about. She has always been with me. How do I get use to my baby having another life that is without us? AM I having some wierd form of jealousy?
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