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Originally Posted by Mallory
I also have a hard time listening to him complain about my children, when that is one of the things I really want from him. He usually does a great job of listening to me complain when the kids drive me crazy (without telling me I need to crack down on them or blister thier butts like so many people do if you complain about your children). But when he complains about something I take it so personally like he is attacking my parenting. Not just frustrated with taking care of 4 and 5 yo boys.
Originally Posted by MomBirthmomStepmom
This is my SO completely. He takes everything I say about his son to heart, and honestly, I really believe that hinders our relationship.... I can't talk to him AT ALL about his son or our parenting together, cause he takes everything as me saying 'i don't like your kid', which is ridiculous IMO.... So, my MAIN piece of advice is to try to relax and understand that you complain about your kids, and if you expect your SO to be a parental figure, he needs to complain now and then too....
Otherwise, I'm not sure what to tell you. I also have a hard time relaxing while my SO disciplines my daughter, but it hasn't been that bad to just sit back and let them build their own relationship.... For me, the hard relationship ius between me and SO's son....
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