Husband has no interest to meet other parents.. - Mothering Forums

Forum Jump: 
Thread Tools
#1 of 3 Old 09-05-2010, 02:38 PM - Thread Starter
MamaMom's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2009
Posts: 30
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I'm a SAHM so naturally interacting with others on the weekend to include my husband is desired -for a break and time with adults. My husband has no interest. I get it since I was once in corporate and had back to back meetings but I do think it's important to get to know your child's friends' parents, especially for drop off playdates. It is so hard to motivate my husband. I don't set up "couple or family dates" often but now that my husband has met everyone once he has no interest in meeting them again. How do I politely bow out or motivate him? I give the usual (truthful) excuse to other people but being a New Yorker, I feel like just saying- he's not into it- tell it like it is. I've been successful dodging but heck, an occassional outing isn't a bad thing. My hubby is all work. If it weren't for the kids he'd just work- I of course need more interaction and don't want to always talk about the kids or his work.
MamaMom is offline  
#2 of 3 Old 09-05-2010, 02:57 PM
crunchy_mommy's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 6,501
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I usually get out & about as much as I can during the week (moms groups etc.) & just accept that DH would rather stay home on the weekends. But I have found there are a few things that DH will get really excited about -- concerts in the park or visiting a local farm, for example, are things he loves -- so then I invite other friends to those kind of outings. I guess I'm saying, can you try to shift the focus from meeting other parents to doing family activities (with other parents) that he would enjoy?

Co-sleeping is really wonderful when your child actually SLEEPS!! familybed1.gif
crunchy_mommy is offline  
#3 of 3 Old 08-04-2011, 01:01 AM
clockworkhobbsy's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Paris, France
Posts: 14
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

This post is way outdated now, but given the low activity at the Dad's forum, bumping doesn't seem like such an egregious sin.


I'm just like the OP's husband. I have trouble wanting to get out and do groupy social things. I was an only child and my own parents didn't play with me much (parents sometimes "give up" on boys after awhile and leave them alone, while giving more attention to girls and their feelings--it's a socialization thing), so I spent a lot of time doing things by myself and when the weekend rolls along I need time away from people in general. It's not social anxiety, I don't become ill talking with others and I am a good conversationalist, but I usually prefer some "me" time on the weekends.


Anyone else like this? I would guess that there are more Dad's like this than not, though there are many social extrovert dad's out there. 



clockworkhobbsy is offline  

Quick Reply
Drag and Drop File Upload
Drag files here to attach!
Upload Progress: 0

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Mothering Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

User Tag List

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Forum Jump: 

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off