I am the mother of a 2 1/2 year-old girl, a full-time college student, and a full-time office manager. My husband (IS the father of my daughter) is unemployed and has no interest in going to school. He is epileptic, so I am trying to get him on Disability Insurance to at least get him some income.
Every time a new semester starts at school or I get good news (like yesterday I found out I will graduate an Honors student) my husband gets defensive or angry or moody. he throws words around, turns everything around to look bad on me, tells me I'm a bad mother for being gone all the time, or just makes short, general diss-like remarks against me.
I honestly think he is doing this out of jealousy and anger. He doesn't work (but doesn't look for work) and wont go to school. He says he's "so bored" at home all the time and wants to get the baby watched so he has "Daddy time" but does nothing but stay home on the days she is watched and then complains to me that he's "so bored" and that I've got it "so good" because I don't do anything all day except go to work and school.
Am I in the wrong here or is he? I get the "bad mom" line from most of my family too, but I think there is a serious jealousy factor here. I just don't know what to do.
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