My husband is close to his father and that is great. But his dad is always number 1, I don't care what the issue is. I kind of figured over the years that he would kind of wean and get it that I'm his partner now. 9 years in and that's yet to happen. :( I'm so fed up at this point that I think if it weren't for the kids I would go find a relationship that loves me back as much as I love the other person. I have said things to him and he's improved, but I don't think I will ever be nearly as important as his father is. I've said things to FIL, not jabbing at him but comments about how his son could use some encouragement when it comes to putting his family first. Well, that didn't go very far obviously. It just kills me. FIL and MIL aren't close and although dh sees that, it's still like he models his own relationship after theirs. FIL knows he's miserable but he won't encourage his son to do better.
Anyhow, the reason I'm asking is because I'm just wondering how common it is for a husband to be super attached to his father. You hear horror stories about MILs but few about FILs. LOL Am I alone?
Asked by Anonymous at 1:56 PM on Jun. 10, 2011 in Relationships
Answer by amberpaiz at 2:02 PM on Jun. 10, 2011
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