post natal...what im not sure

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mira1234
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   Posted 10/22/2010 4:50 PM (GMT -6)   
im having a problem, an hav been since my son was 2 months old,he is about to turn 3(yrs).i dont want his dad anywhere near him, we're still together although clearly it causes problems. i dont want him talkin to him, touchin him,puttin him to bed, i keep them as far a part as i can.i kno its wrong but i cant explain why. iv seen a doctor who said it wasnt chemical,an it doesnt affect life in terms of day to day, he goes to nursery, i have no issue with him being with strangers all day, but wth my close friends and family i really struggle, not jus to hand over control but to physically see him with some one else.has anyone experienced anythin like this because of all the documentaries i'v watched an stories i'v read its not sumthing i'v ever come across...?

stkitt
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   Posted 10/23/2010 7:49 AM (GMT -6)   
 
Hello and welcome to HealingWell.  It feels to me like you have a phobia of some sort and I would like to suggest that you talk with your  Dr. re this fear of letting your child's father touch him. 
 
I have heard of people that fear leaving their children with strangers but you seem to have the reverse problem. 
 
Please seek out some counseling to help you overcome this fear.
 
Kindly,
Kitt
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   Posted 10/24/2010 12:32 AM (GMT -6)   
Does sound like a phobia.
When my first was 2, there was a huge scandal regarding a well regarded nursery school in the area, involving child abuse by the mother and son owners. It rocked my world.
I was shocked, naive, whatever, but thereafter was very scared of nicey-nice people, teachers, coaches, anyone. Was petrified that someone would kidnap him.
My hyper-vigilance caused me a lot of heartache. He is now 33, and the other day I had to admit to myself, things I was so concerned about didn't materialize. Phew !

So I can see how the documentaries would concern you.
But that doesn't explain why you would feel that way about your child's father.

I suggest counselling before you make yourself and everyone in your child's world crazy.
Its worth being concerned, but there is a point where your fears are getting the best of you and you don't control them, they control you.
Sandy
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