Hello Miss Emily,

Your advice has been very useful, however, there is another problem I would like to discuss with you. I am dating a man that is a father of one who seems to be stressing because his child's mother didn't call him and wish him a Happy Father's Day! Deep down inside, I feel he would be willing to take her back with open arms. He says that I am stating false information. Miss Emily, I am so confused at time.  He can be the sweetest person in the world, but there are times when I feel I don't understand certain situations. Miss Emily your advice is something I truly cherish like no other! What should I do?

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It's not easy to erase the past, and he is tied to this woman because they share a child together.  If he was truly sad that she didn't call him on Father's Day, well, that is troubling.  I can understand his dismay if the child did not call because he or she needed the help from the mother to make the call, but that doesn't seem to be the case you are making. You have a strong feeling that this man is not leveling with you, and if it doesn't stem from a deep-seated insecurity on your part (and  feeling unworthy), you might want to rethink how far you wish to continue this relationship.  Ask yourself:  Is this relationship worth taking a backseat to this man's former family ties?  Only you know the answer to that.