10-06-2020 07:16 PM
10-07-2020 12:25 PM
This situation must be really tough on you. It must be so stressful and draining to have to feel like you have to be so mindful of how your son and his girlfriend are going because of how he responds. We've got an article here on anger which you might find useful, its got a link on it to "Things to Try" as well which might have some tips for you.
Its really great you've had conversations with your son about relationships and friendships, it can be so valuable to have those open dialogues with teens. How does he go with having these conversations with you? Could you maybe extend those conversations to include respectful relationships within the family?
I'm wondering as well if you have spoken to him about how these interactions make you feel? Would you feel comfortable letting him know that you feel tense/stressed/upset/however it is your feeling, and that its not fair for him to take his frustrations out on you?
I can imagine this must be a really intense time for you as a parent and want to let you know that Parentline is available if you want some one-on-one phone counselling support where you can speak about what you're going through and how you're feeling. Let us know how you're getting on