Have you ever used you kids to get back at you DH?
I personally could never bring my self to do this..but i have a close friend and when ever she and her hubby fight she will take it out on her child and use him as leverage. For ex. she denys hubby the kid, or tell her daughter right in fron of hubby, that daddy dosent want to ___ because he dosent love her and mommy any more.
It drives me crazy and i feel so bad for her daughter (she is 3). I have confronted her on this but i get the "my kids" speech, or the "she has to know the truth" and that her husbands a bad husband..
Answer by Princess_s21 at 4:27 AM on Jul. 3, 2011
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Answer by SassySue123 at 10:24 AM on Jul. 3, 2011
From an outside perspective, I notice that once the child reaches a certain age they usually retaliate on the parent who is keeping them away from the other parent. I did a mental tally in my head and can recall 4 instances I know of where some of the children are adults now and some are still children. All of them prefer the parent they were kept from. A child does not understand the feelings that the "hurt" parent feels so they tend to side with the one they are kept from seeing. Maybe you can try to explain it to her that way? I would really hate for her kids to choose to live with the father when they are old enough.
Answer by Gingerwheel at 2:32 PM on Jul. 3, 2011
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