That partner of yours. Yeah, the kid. We still have roles to play. They’re important.
You’re on the same team. Yes, there’s a team.
Even if you’re in the driver’s seat, you need that other person. They have an opinion, feedback, experience of their own. It makes it “Not Just Yours” and that’s a good thing.
Show up. Show your face. Be a part of the relationship. It’ll be stronger in the end.