My son just turned 4. We never bonded when he was a baby and I can see a big difference between the relationship I have with him and the one I have with his brother who is almost 3.
I didn't want children, and we were going to give him up for adoption, but my DH refused to sign the papers, so we kept him. I nursed him full time but had SEVER PPD and didn't really have an interest in him as a baby. The first year of his life was very messy, my DH almost went to prison, ended up in rehab, we had to move, I had to work part time midnights and the list goes on. Today we are doing much better as a family, but I still see a huge difference between the bond he and I have and that of his brother.
I want to have that bond with him, but don't know how. I still struggle with depression (I'm BPD2) but I'm doing what I can. I never had a bond with my mother and don't want that for us... What can I do?
Asked by Anonymous at 11:23 AM on May. 18, 2010 in Preschoolers (3-4)
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