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I have been married a little over seven years. For most of those years I have felt like I made a mistake by getting remarried. I have really had the urge to leave within the last year after my husband struck our son on the cheek out of frustration. The slap left a major bruise and DHS was called to investigate. Since the incident I am scared every time he raises his voice at our son. He has very little patience with him and makes comments like he shouldn't have ever had children or he doesn't know what he is going to do with our son. I find myself becoming very bitter towards him and don't want him to touch me or be intimate with me. A month ago I opened up to him about my feelings....being scared for our son and not wanting to be with him because of his actions. Since our talk he has done complete 180...almost too nice and suffocating me. He tells me he is committed to making this work and divorce is not an option. I on the other hand am hesitant to stay in a marriage that is not happy. I am jealous of friends that are getting divorced or are single. I feel I would be much happier as a single parent. My husband sent me a text asking me to marry him and it was all I could do to say "of course". If I knew then what I know now I would have never married him or stayed this long. I am starting counseling this week to get my thoughts straight (a recent unexpected job change and loss of a close friend to cancer have not helped my mental health any). I am at a point that I don't care much about anything anymore. It is all I can do to find the energy to take care of myself and my kids.Answer Question
Asked by Anonymous at 5:56 PM on Sep. 3, 2012 in Relationships
Answer by meooma at 5:58 PM on Sep. 3, 2012
Answer by luvmygrandbaby at 5:59 PM on Sep. 3, 2012
Sounds like you need counseling for both of you & some anger management & parenting classes for him. With some work, you may be able to get past this if he is willing to change. Obviously it's up to you. (A texted proposal tho- really?)
Answer by mrsmom110 at 5:59 PM on Sep. 3, 2012
Answer by older at 6:00 PM on Sep. 3, 2012
Answer by But_Mommie at 6:00 PM on Sep. 3, 2012
Do not let him tell you, you have to stay with him. That is not his choice. It is yours.
Answer by louise2 at 6:03 PM on Sep. 3, 2012
Answer by staciandababy at 6:05 PM on Sep. 3, 2012
Seeking therapy is a good thing I think. You have been through a lot besides the issue with your DH and DS. Talking to someone that can help you process your feelings will help.
Answer by QuinnMae at 6:11 PM on Sep. 3, 2012
Answer by AF4life at 6:18 PM on Sep. 3, 2012
Answer by RyansMom001 at 6:23 PM on Sep. 3, 2012