Woman Tries to Bond with GF's Daughter, Ends Up Wanting to Avoid Her 😬

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We all know that building a relationship with a partner's child can be a delicate process. One woman thought she was doing the right thing by bonding with her girlfriend's daughter over their shared love of storytelling. But little did she know, it would turn into an exhausting and never-ending commitment! 😓 Now, she's started to avoid the young girl, leaving her feeling guilty and questioning her actions. 🤔💔

Meet Anne and Katie 🏠

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New Relationship 💕

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Bonding with Katie 🍫

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Katie's Passion 🎨

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Offering to Help 📚

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The Never-Ending Story 🌀

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Drained and Dreading Visits 😞

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Avoiding the Situation 🚪

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Feeling Guilty 😔

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EDIT: Accepting Judgement 🙏

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New Plan 📝

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Hoping for the Best 🤞

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TL;DR: Overwhelmed 😫

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Avoidance Turns into a Learning Experience 🌟

After feeling overwhelmed and avoiding her girlfriend's daughter, our protagonist finally decided to face the situation head-on. She's now planning to set boundaries and find a balance between supporting the young girl's passion and maintaining her own well-being. 🙌🏼💕 Let's take a look at how the internet reacted to this emotional rollercoaster... 🎢

Avoiding a 12-year-old won't solve anything, talk to her instead 👍

Kebar8 | Kebar8

Engage with GF's daughter, don't stifle her ambition 🙌

SteelButterflye | SteelButterflye

Setting boundaries with GF's daughter, soft YTA, but trying to work it out 🙏

goblinfvck | goblinfvck

Creating boundaries with GF's daughter while still being kind 🤝

a-base | a-base

NAH. Commenter suggests setting specific days/times to work on story 📝

HauntingCauliflower6 | HauntingCauliflower6

Advice for bonding with partner's child, don't avoid them 👍

Newkittyhugger | Newkittyhugger

Understanding a child's obsession can be tough, but important. 🙏

Thrwforksandknives | Thrwforksandknives

Could the child be on the Autism spectrum? Commenters share experiences.

Adm_Hawthorne | Adm_Hawthorne

Commenter sympathizes with OP and advises gentle communication with GF.

kindaherebutnotrealy | kindaherebutnotrealy

Sushi, snacks, and storytelling - a special night for bonding 😍

rarelybarelybipolar | rarelybarelybipolar

Helpful advice on bonding with GF's daughter without getting drained 🙏

PeachyNOLA | PeachyNOLA

Commenter receives mixed feedback on being slightly TA, plans to talk to GF's daughter and set boundaries 👍

PsycheMax | PsycheMax

Bonding over D&D: a fun and structured activity for all 🎲

MakeATacoRun | MakeATacoRun

Setting boundaries with GF's daughter through art classes 🎨

Northern-lurker1 | Northern-lurker1

Being a cool stepmom can be exhausting 😂

Dorothy_Galileo | Dorothy_Galileo

Setting boundaries with a smart but unsocialized child 🙏

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Soft YTA, but helpful advice on finding creative outlets 👍

20draws10 | 20draws10

Commenter suggests seeking advice for inexperience with children. 🤔

smokecrackbreakbacks | smokecrackbreakbacks

Setting healthy boundaries with kids is important. Communicate with love 💌

baddadpuns | baddadpuns

Commenter suggests 'katie' needs professional help for her stories 🤔

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Setting boundaries with your partner's child is okay 👍

newaxcounr | newaxcounr

Suggests alternative bonding activities like D&D and sci-fi movies. 👾📚

HowdieHighHowdieHoe | HowdieHighHowdieHoe

Engage with Katie once a week, you're important to her. ❤️

oliviaalane | oliviaalane

Scheduling and directing can help bond with GF's daughter 👍

AMHousewife | AMHousewife

Setting boundaries is important for both parties to avoid resentment 🙏

perhapsnew | perhapsnew

Suggestion to bond with GF's daughter through story time 📚

pitiful-raisin | pitiful-raisin

Teaching kids social skills can be tough 😢

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Suggests signing up GF's daughter for a peer group or class 📚

garfeildcosplayer | garfeildcosplayer

Suggesting online comic classes and sending a tablet to help 🎨

DulceKitten | DulceKitten

Engage a child's imagination without crushing their spirit 👍

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Suggesting a kinder solution for bonding with a hyper fixated 12-year-old 🙏

cuentaderana | cuentaderana

Supportive friends suggest art and self-defense classes for troubled girl 🙏


Setting healthy limits with kids is important for everyone's well-being 🙌

bluestocking220 | bluestocking220

Commenter admits to being a people pleaser, gives gentle YTA. 🙂

testyhedgehog | testyhedgehog

A wholesome AITA with a soft YTA and kind explanation 😊

vegandoggirl | vegandoggirl

Suggesting homework for bonding with GF's daughter 📚

arnott | arnott

Setting boundaries for self-care is important. Maybe try a compromise? 🙏

MattHocker | MattHocker

NTA, but try to bond with Katie, maybe play Pokémon Go 😜

Shileka | Shileka

Suggestion to engage GF's daughter through writing and art 📝 instead of entertaining her

Stardust68 | Stardust68

Have a heart to heart and find a solution 💜

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Slight YTA, but honesty and compromise can save the day 😊

kinderlock | kinderlock

Setting boundaries with kids can be tough 😔

SledgeH4mmer | SledgeH4mmer

Empathetic comment receives no replies, but deserves appreciation ❤️

Saiylex | Saiylex

Don't avoid an innocent kid. Explain gently. YTA 😔

Masterspearl | Masterspearl

Encouraging writing can make bonding more rewarding ✍🏻

datssyck | datssyck

Setting boundaries can help avoid being someone's lone companion 🙌

Polistera | Polistera

Setting boundaries is key when dating someone with a child 👨‍🎲

bumble843 | bumble843

Encourage storytelling to bond with child 📚

sdlcur | sdlcur

Scheduling dedicated time for GF's daughter could solve issue 👍

rrw03121 | rrw03121

Bond with GF's daughter through Dungeons and Dragons 🐉🎲

Egocom | Egocom

Setting aside time for GF's daughter could make a difference 👍

AlexVanderhoof | AlexVanderhoof

Engage in activities that involve her story or imagination 🤓

WorldlyDrawer | WorldlyDrawer

Setting boundaries with kids is important 🙌

EhDub13 | EhDub13

Set boundaries kindly, but don't ignore your girlfriend's daughter. 🙏

natcmau28 | natcmau28

Suggests dropping storytelling for other activities with GF's daughter 👍

flowerfall | flowerfall

Suggesting a writing group for GF's daughter to make friends 📚

SweetNSalty222 | SweetNSalty222

Setting boundaries with GF's daughter - YTA for avoiding her 🚫

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Commenter advises OP to have a heart-to-heart conversation with Katie ❤️

PhilNEvo | PhilNEvo

Commenter suggests OP is TA or NAH for avoiding child. 🤔

IsekaiSeeker | IsekaiSeeker

Engage with your partner's child through their interests 📚

SeaPen333 | SeaPen333

Establishing boundaries and streamlining the story process 👍

StoneGhost2600 | StoneGhost2600

Setting aside specific time for GF's daughter can help. 🙌

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Advice given to OP to communicate with GF's daughter.

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Take the time to connect with the daughter, don't dodge her 👍

NoApollonia | NoApollonia

Suggesting Wattpad for daughter's writing hobby, gently setting boundaries 📝

molly__pop | molly__pop

Address the problem head-on and set healthy boundaries ❤️

callmebabyhoney | callmebabyhoney

Commenter calls out OP for being TA and suggests setting boundaries 👍

SBASP1228 | SBASP1228

User suggests alternatives to bonding with GF's daughter. 👍

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Encouraging comment suggests finding local writing or DnD groups 📚

gamer_librarian | gamer_librarian

Advice for an adult bonding with a lonely kid 👥👨‍👦👧‍👦 who wants attention 👋

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Dealing with persistent kids can be tough, but avoiding them isn't 🙅. NAH.

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Setting boundaries can be helpful for both parties 👍

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Creating a happy ending together 😊

dannylilly2000 | dannylilly2000

Commenter calls out OP's poor handling of situation 🤔

An-Anthropologist | An-Anthropologist

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