I am wondering if I'm being unreasonable or my husband is. Ok, we've been married 2.5 years and have a toddler. I have no family in my state. My closest relatives are my parents who live 4-5 hours away. Before I was married my friends and I would plan last minute road trips or, if cheap enough, fly somewhere just to get away for the weekend several times a year.
My husband hates to travel. He hates being stuck in the car for hours, he's afraid of flying (he took his first plane trip with me at age 32), he doesn't like driving in an unfamiliar place, he doesn't like to stay at hotels, he doesn't like being a guest at someone's house, and he's not into swimming, hiking, theme parks, water parks, etc and he doesn't like spending money on non tangible things. So basically he hates everything about a vacation.
I am fine to travel without him. He'll just be miserable, he'll wreck the trip for me, and I'd just as soon go alone. But he insists on coming! I am really upset because I want to take our daughter to stay with my parents for a week this summer. They live in a tourist town and there's lots to do. He'll just be bored and anyways, he can't take a whole week off work in the summer. He says no, because he doesn't want me to drive that far with our daughter alone. I said fine, my parents offered to meet me halfway and ride with me. No, halfway is still too far way (about 2 hours each way).
Also, I wanted to fly out to visit my parents (they are snowbirds) during the winter without him, and he insisted on coming. Of course, he whined about the impending flight the entire day and told his brother- who was taking us to the airport- that he wished he didn't have to go. He also started numerous fights with me that weekend and sat in kitchen playing angry birds on his phone and ignored all my relatives. The trip would have been way better if he just stayed home.
Why does he insist on coming along? All he does is complain and spoil it for everyone else.
on Mar. 25, 2013 at 10:35 PM