A friend of my child's father is sending him inappropriate content

I believe it is wrong for men to look at inappropriate content. The father of my child has agreed to respect my beliefs. His co-worker sent him an inappropriate video. He got mad because he does not think he should tell his friend to not send him things like that.

Sherry Katz, LCSW
Sherry Katz, LCSW
Couples and Family Therapist, LCSW

From what you write, it sounds like you're reaching quite far into your child's father's way to handle his friendships.

There's a difference between an agreement between you and the child's father to not view porn, and with you monitoring and setting standards for your child's father's way to handle his social life.

Try to accept the limits of your request extends to you and the child's father, not the way the child's father wants to handle his relationships with other people.

Also, pushing too hard or setting your expectations of the child's father too wide for him to tolerate may end up backfiring on you.

Who knows, maybe he'll decide "enough is enough" and withdraw from the otherwise reasonable agreement to not watch porn.

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