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I spent a vacation with a 55 man and his 8 year old

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I spent a vacation with a 55 man and his 8 year old daughter. They SLEPT together while I had the couch! Is this normal ?
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Mental Health
Expert:  Dr. Olsen replied 6 years ago.
Hello. Welcome to JustAnswer. I think he should not sleep with his 8 year-old daughter in the same bed over night. Children over age 4-5 should sleep in her own bed. It is not developmentally appropriate for him to sleep with his eight year-old daughter in the same bed. Please let me know if I have overlooked any or you have more questions. Warm regards,
Customer: replied 6 years ago.
He also drank quite heavily and had explosive temper with the girl over ridiculous things and then overindulged her (expensive toys, etc.). He also became angry with me when the child lied to me and I brought it to his attention. He canceled our Christmas Day plans by emailing me Christmas morning! He has sole custody and the mother has no visitation rights. Your analysis please would help me since I feel very down about the situation.
Expert:  Dr. Olsen replied 6 years ago.
Hi, Thanks for your response. Let me work on my answer. Please wait.
Customer: replied 6 years ago.
O.K. Waiting. I understand that I should pay an additional fee. Appreciate your thoroughness ...
Expert:  Dr. Olsen replied 6 years ago.
Hi,Thanks for your response. (I had to leave from my computer for a while.) I can imagine how anxious, worried and angry you must have been about this situation. It sounds like this person treats her daughter inappropriately: he slept with his eight year-old daughter in the same bed. He exhibits angry outbursts towards her. You are aware of his inappropriate and erratic behavior towards his daughter and you. His drinking habit is worrisome. I wonder if he has mood disorder like depression and mood swings based on your information. He may also controlling and moody since he canceled your appointment for Christmas Day plans on the Christmas day. He may be at risk of sexual and emotional abuse towards his daughter over time. What do you think? I hope you are well. Please let me know if I have overlooked any or you have more questions. Warm regards,
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