Step children showing step parents physical affection
History- I have a ss6. I’ve been in his life since the age of 2. His mom and his dad (my husband) share equal parenting time.
I put ss6 to bed last night and I leaned in to give him a hug and a kiss on his forehead goodnight. He was like a limp noodle and didn’t respond to the hug at all. I asked him what was wrong and he told me he isn’t allowed to hug, kiss, or tell me he loves me. I was confused so I asked him who told him he couldn’t do those things and he said his mom. I didn’t push him any further and I said goodnight with a smile on my face.
He used to be affectionate so this is not a change he did for his own comfort. I feel it all derives from what his mom is telling him he should do. I am confused about what I should do from here. What is your feedback on the situation?