My daughter is prioritising her useless boyfriends over her little girl

DEAR DEIDRE: AFTER a series of bad relationships, my daughter is neglecting her little girl.

She is 37 and left her abusive husband. Since then, she has had two long-term relationships.

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The second of these guys stole her car and crashed it. He’s also stolen money from me.

But my daughter keeps going back to this loser.

I am her dad and 60. I am worried about the impact of all this on my granddaughter, who is 12.

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She’s not in any danger, as they live with me, but she needs her mum.

I do everything for them, from cooking meals to washing their clothes and helping with homework.

My daughter has been diagnosed with depression but I don’t know what to do for the best.

DEIDRE SAYS: You are doing a great job. You have brought up your children but are still there for your daughter.

Keep communicating with her to let her know she is loved and does not deserve to be treated this way by her boyfriend.

Talk to the school about what is going on so they can keep you informed if they are worried about your granddaughter.

You can find emotional support through Family Lives (, 0808 800 2222).

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