I’ve been with my girlfriend for about 4 months now. She has a baby and we all get along really well.

Lately, things have been rocky between us. In the beginning, we would go on dates just the two of us, we would sleep on the bed just the two of us, we would have private time to connect and get to know each other.

For the past 2 months, we’ve had 0 private time just me and her.

Every time we’ve gone out for dinner, the baby is there. When I sleep over, the baby sleeps between us on the bed. It’s been 2 and a half months since we’ve been on a date alone.

This has created some sort of emotional distance inside of me and I feel like I’m losing her. Not in the traditional sense, but losing her in my heart. I miss her. I miss thé time we had just us, when we connected, had deep conversations, and were able to enjoy a few hours as just us alone in this world. No one else, no distractions.

As sad as this is for me to say, I feel like I’m losing my love for her. I love her like crazy, and I enjoy every second I’m with her. It’s just lately, I haven’t been able to feel that one-on-one connection I need in a relationship and I don’t know how to tell her this.

I don’t want her to think I hate the baby, because I don’t. I’ve had great times with the baby, even my parents love him. I really need to fix this because it’s killing me inside.

[I’m 22 she’s 20]

Dr Jamie Turndorf Answered question October 12, 2022