Archive for the 'Lesbian Mom/s' Category

Abigail Garner

Hooking up with Mom’s Ex-Partner

The person I am entering a relationship with is my mother’s ex partner. I plan to tell my mom when things are more settled between myself and my new girlfriend [mom's ex]. I guess what my question is: should there be any issue with this?

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Q: My partner and I have just purchased our first home together. We are extremely excited about this move since we have been living in separate apartments for over eight months. The problem arises with the different levels of acceptance our children have about our decision to live together. They range in age from 21 […]

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Abigail Garner

Can these mommies get their groove back?

Q: I really appreciated the response you gave to Randi from Denver. The child is the most important factor in this decision. On that note: My partner of 15 years and I have a four-year-old daughter. We do share a bedroom, but have kept the door open and have remained (for lack of a better […]

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Abigail Garner

Mom’s girlfriend sleeps downstairs.

Q: I am in a relationship with another woman who has a 10-year-old daughter. She told her daughter that we love each other to which her daughter replied, “I know.” Now, I am not sure what exactly she “knows” but when I stay over, I sleep downstairs in another room. I’d like to stay with […]

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Q: I have just recently got your book. Thanks for all the info. I know it will be helpful along the way. I am a lesbian in a committed relationship with my girlfriend for three years now. We are both very much in love and both of us want to be parents together. However, we […]

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Abigail Garner

Kids don’t want to meet Mom’s girlfriend.

Q: My girlfriend of six months is mother to a son (13) and daughter (15). Until she met me, she had not been involved with anyone since her divorce 10 years ago. Her children are very much against our relationship and are very adamant about not meeting me. My girlfriend is respecting their wishes, so […]

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Abigail Garner

Five-year-old curious about her sperm donor.

Q: I am a single lesbian mother raising a five-year-old daughter. I used a donor to conceive, but now my daughter is telling people her dad died and that he is in heaven looking down at her. When she asks me, “Do I have a dad?” I tell her, “No.” What next? Help! A: And […]

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Abigail Garner

In love with a parent in the closet.

Q: My girlfriend is telling me that we can never be together because of her kids (ages 11 and 2). Our relationship began seven months ago, but we were friends first. This is her first gay relationship. She has told me that she has never been happier in her life, but she just can’t do […]

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Q: My daughter is 10 years old and I have been with my lesbian partner for four years. My daughter’s father and I separated six years ago and we remain friends. My daughter is having problems at school. When she drew a picture of her family, she drew two stepmothers, a mom and a dad. […]

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Q: My partner’s six-year-old came home from school and was so riled up. We asked her if there was anything she wanted to talk about. She started crying and said that she was embarrassed that she has two moms. She was barely able to get the words out because she was sobbing so hard. She […]

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