7 Tips for when You Hate Your Daughter's Boyfriend ...

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7 Tips for when You Hate Your Daughter's Boyfriend ...

When you hate your daughter’s boyfriend, it can seem like there will never be peace in your house. But the time has come to weigh out your options and be more proactive when it comes to your child’s love life. Whether your child is in high school or looking to get married, it’s no picnic when you hate your daughter’s boyfriend. It is definitely hard to see the love of your life, the person you love forever unconditionally, waste their time with someone who you think is a complete loser. Do not feel helpless any longer because here are 7 tips to consider following for when you hate your daughter’s boyfriend!

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Introduce Her to Someone New

This might seem annoying at first but as a concerned parent, you have every right to introduce new prospects into your child's life when you hate your daughter's boyfriend. Regardless of whether she is interested in the guys you introduce her to or not, I would still continue to suggest new guys. I say to continue with setting her up whether it works out or not, because maybe eventually she will see the differences between the gentlemen you set her up with, and the low-life she is currently dating. And even if she doesn’t, introducing her to new people can be a positive and assertive thing to do- especially since you’re not directly intervening in her relationship, and you are still showing your daughter how concerned you really are.


When you hate your daughter’s boyfriend, it can be difficult to know how to handle the situation. It’s important to remember that your daughter is an adult and it’s her decision who she chooses to date. However, as a parent, it’s natural to want to protect your child and make sure they don’t make any bad decisions. One way to do this is to introduce her to someone new.

Introducing your daughter to new people can be a positive and assertive thing to do, especially since it’s not a direct intervention in her relationship. It could help your daughter see the difference between the men you set her up with and the person she is currently dating. Even if it doesn’t work out, it’s still a good idea to continue setting her up with new people.

When introducing your daughter to someone new, it’s important to keep in mind that you’re not trying to replace her current boyfriend. Instead, you’re simply trying to show her a different kind of relationship that is based on respect and healthy communication. It’s also important to make sure that the person you introduce her to is someone you can trust.


Express Concern to Your Daughter

Depending on what kind of sticky situation you have on your hands, it’s important to carefully plan out this discussion with your daughter. You don’t want your daughter to get upset, insulted, or offended, and you want to keep the lines of communication open so she knows she can confide in you. However, when you hate your daughter’s boyfriend, a completely valid plan of action is to sit down with your daughter and remind her that you love her and you are only looking out for her. Most importantly, make sure to say that you would hate to see her with someone so disrespectful (or whatever the case may be).


When it comes to dealing with a daughter’s boyfriend that you don’t approve of, it can be a difficult situation to navigate. It is important to express your concerns to your daughter in a way that is respectful and non-judgmental. This will help keep the lines of communication open and allow your daughter to feel comfortable confiding in you.

When having this conversation with your daughter, it is important to ensure that she knows that your feelings come from a place of love and concern. Remind her that you are looking out for her best interests and that you would hate to see her with someone who is disrespectful or otherwise not a good influence.

If your daughter is not open to discussing the issue, it may be beneficial to bring in a third party to help mediate the conversation. This could be a trusted family member, friend, or even a therapist. It is important to be patient and understanding during this process and to give your daughter the space to make her own decisions.

It may also be helpful to provide your daughter with resources and information about healthy relationships. This could include books, articles, or even online resources. This will help your daughter better understand the qualities that make up a healthy relationship.


Express Concern to Your Family

Regardless of how young or mature your daughter is, when you hate your daughter’s boyfriend, don’t forget you are still her mother and parent and you will always be an integral part of her life. So do not feel guilty raising your concerns with your spouse and other children, because chances are they are just as concerned as you, and a reasonable course of action can be taken. The other outcome is that maybe you are overreacting to the situation, and your loved ones might be able to help you see how unreasonable YOU are being. Paranoia runs deep, and we can all be guilty of irrationality every once in a while.


Give Him a Second Chance

We all have our reasons for disliking people, and if there is a certain incident relating your disdain of your daughter’s boyfriend, maybe consider letting it go. When you hate your daughter’s boyfriend, it can often end up tearing your family apart, not to mention your coveted relationship with your baby girl. So think about giving her man another shot. If he seems to make her happy then there’s no harm in forgiving and forgetting the past- especially if their relationship seems like it is heading for the long term. Furthermore, an apology on both sides may be necessary, or at least some time to sort things out related to whatever made you hate your daughter’s boyfriend in the first place.


End It

This is by far not my favorite course of action to take when you hate your daughter’s boyfriend, but sometimes drastic measures need to be taken if your child is unable to see the dangers of staying with her boyfriend. As an adolescent, I dated plenty of guys who could be considered every parent’s nightmare. As upset as I was at my parents from forbidding me to see whoever my boyfriend was at the time (they did this several times) anymore, looking back I owe my happiness, health, and safety to them. Especially if your daughter is a teenager, if you see a guy directly imposing on her healthy lifestyle, it is your job to step in as a parent and protect her. For example, if he is introducing her to drugs, drinking, unsafe sex or all three, do not hesitate to cut that relationship off as much as you can. She may be upset and hate you now, but in the long run she will thank you and realize how much you really care about her.

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Confront Him

Sometimes the best course of action to take when you hate your daughter’s boyfriend is to politely straighten him out yourself. If you are blatantly aware of inappropriate behaviors going on, feel free to confront him on it when you have the chance. The best way to do this is to indicate that you are only looking out for your daughter, and you hope he can see that you are rightfully concerned and worried about his behavior. If you daughter gets upset, maybe it will lead to their relationship ending, which is really what you want in the end anyway. Another outcome is that his behavior will change. People are sometimes oblivious to their wrongdoings, so maybe all he needs is someone to indicate to him that his current behavior is less than acceptable.


Get to Know Him

Immediately writing people off is something so common amongst the people of my generation, and it’s very pessimistic and frankly unnecessary. Every situation is different, but if you have immediately written off your daughter’s boyfriend for no apparent reason (or perhaps an invalid one), think about reevaluating your opinion of him. The best way to do this is to get to know him yourself, invite him over for dinner with your family or maybe even suggest meeting for coffee if you feel comfortable enough. There are many qualities in others that don’t come out right away, and similarly ones that others see but we ourselves do not. So when you hate your daughter’s boyfriend, push yourself to try to see the good in in him and their relationship because more often than not your daughter’s happiness depends on it.

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DO NOT end it?! she'll hate her parent for it and if you let her stay, she can learn from her mistakes

Thank you for addressing this. My mom recently told me that when I was dating my soon to be ex husband he said some really nasty things to her, but she didn't ever tell me because she didnt want to get involved. He turned out to be extremely physically abusive, wouldn't let me eat, controlled medications, etc. We don't like to believe these things can happen to us, but they can. In the end you will always forgive your mom, even if she was wrong.

#5 M so stress about this issue cos she's only 18years but she's running after this boyfriend who doesn't respect me who even told me he will kill me so that he can do anything he want with her she doesn't sleep home she's drinking alcohol dis guy he's very dangerous as he's having Gangster m in pain even now she disappeared to dis useless boy who disrespect me insult me my daughter she's giving him powers i buy clothes she gives him m so hurting as single mother police are saying she's old since 16years i don't have rest @all

I think it's terrible to talk to your family and friends about your daughters personal business. Personally, my mom hates my boyfriend for unknown reasons. She has went to extremes to try and persuade me to break up with him and it only had made my relationship with my boyfriend stronger. Her tactics have cause unnecessary drama between her and I. Mothers will never be satisfied with their children's loved ones. They don't want their baby being taken away from them. Do make an effort to get to know their significant other, and if they are truly happy, you should be happy for them. Let them make their own mistakes, because they won't learn from them unless they experience it for themselves.

I think it's very childish to slag him off to friends and family, this alone can tear your family apart. My parents hated a few boyfriends but they never ever broke it off themselves, I learnt the hard way and Im glad I did! If you don't learn from your own mistakes you will continue to make them! You cannot wrap your child in cotton wool, let them make their own mistakes it makes them a better person, just make sure you are there when it goes to hell. You should be a friend to your child in these times not a dictator, you wouldn't forbid your best friend from seeing a man because you disliked him would you?!

This is not very good I mean I see the point in it but my parents didnt like my boyfriend at first and they have done all this and guess what.. I don't have a good relationship with them because in the end it's my decision and they can't tell me who to love and if I listened I would be very unhappy because I know what I want and even if it doesn't work out it was MY decision and only now that they have come to terms with the fact that he's going to be around for a long time maybe forever are we rebuilding that relationship, you can't tell your daughter who to love all you can do is hope that's she's happy, unless he's hurting her then obviously step in but my parents didn't like my boyfriend because he was raised differently and had a different set of rules and beliefs like not ever eating left overs

I think it's extremely immature to tell all of your family and friends how much you hate him. Try to get to know him first, do things with your daughter and him together. If you still don't like him, its okay to tell your spouse, but it will really piss your daughter off and make the boyfriend feel bad if you're gossiping to the whole family.

I've been with my boyfriend for 5 years and my parents still hate him. XD

My parents hate my sisters boyfriend because he constantly breaks up with her to go 'sleep' with other girls. It breaks her heart but she still goes back to him :(