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i have a girlfriend 40 years old Canadian, grew up in Colombia found

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i have a girlfriend
40 years old Canadian, grew up in Colombia
found out on weekend she still showers nude regularly w 8 year old only son
not important but she is extremely attractive by any standard
i think it is really wierd, unusual
how do i approach the subject ?
am i off base ?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Parenting
Expert:  proexpert37 replied 2 years ago.
Hello and Thank You for using Just Answer. It is unusual for an 8 year old boy to shower with his mother. It may be a cultural thing but it is doubtful. How long does she expect to continue such behavior? It is not a wise idea for the behavior to continue as the son matures and becomes more aware of his mother's body. You are entirely correct in your thinking that it is a bit odd. To approach the issue with your girlfriend, you can simply ask why does she shower with her son. Then make a joke that you should be the only male that she showers with. If she becomes really defensive, leave the issue alone and revisit it later. If she laughs then explain to her that you just feel that her son should not be exposed to his naked mother as he is getting older even though you know that she is beautiful. Explain to her that her son should see her as the beautiful kind and caring mother that she is with her clothes on. What if he wants to start touching your girlfriend just out of curiosity. Then you may have another issue to deal with that may revolve around child abuse although the behavior seems innocent. Also, if he mentions to outside sources that he showers with his mother, let's say to teachers at school, the mother could be reported to your local department of child and family services and investigative actions may be taken depending upon the information gathered.

Hope this helps. Have a great day!
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