He had hidden the fact that he had another daughter. I learned about her three months into our relationship.
I had known about his younger daughter (different mothers) from the start – he was very open about that. However, he didn’t know how to tell me about his eldest because it was going to be a difficult conversation. The mother of his eldest had taken off with her years ago, and he had no idea how to find her.
Within a year of our dating, we found her. It was very rough at first because she had been brought up being told that her father didn’t care about her – typical parental alienation. Within the next 5 years, her father and I got married, and she opted to live with us. Now she is an adult, living her life on her terms and we are incredibly proud of her.
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