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Unhappy 3.5 year old daughter says she doesn't want to be with Daddy

At every handoff to my co-parent for the last couple months, my 3.5 year-old daughter has been saying "I don't want to go with my Dad. I don't like my Dad. I want to be with Mom."

I separated from her Dad when she was 4 months old because he wasn't a source of support in my life.

What do I make of these comments? Is this normal?

I don't think he is abusing her in any way. And I know he has been struggling financially and yet he says he wants to be her father.

Feeling sad and frustrated,
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It's pretty normal at this age for kids to feel that way even in a house with both mom and dad under the same roof. Have you tried asking her why she feels that way?

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