02-17-2022 01:06 PM
02-21-2022 02:10 PM
Hi @Sunflowermom89 and welcome to the forums - we're glad you joined the community.
It sounds like you're going through a really challenging time with a lot of change.
It's hard to adapt to living with new and different people at the best of times, and it seems like there are a lot of extra difficulties you're facing right now with your partner's son's behaviour.
From what you said, your partner seems to be on the same page in terms of finding his son's behaviour challenging - is that right? If so, I'm wondering if his son has had any professional support with his behaviour? Is that something your family might be open to?
When your partner's son is visiting, is there anything you can do to get some breaks and time away to recharge? Do you have much support for yourself or people you can talk to?
I just wanted to say I can hear that you don't like feeling this way about a child, and it's not how you'd like things to be. I really respect your courage in acknowledging the struggle you're having, reflecting on it and seeking support.
We're here to listen to you and to help however we can.
02-25-2022 06:51 AM
02-25-2022 12:26 PM
Thanks for your reply @Sunflowermom89
It sounds like it is very stressful for you and your family at the moment. Have you or your partner tried talking to his son about why he behaves in this way? A lot of children tend to act out in disruptive ways because they don't know how to process or deal with how they are feeling. Would your partner consider organising for his son to see a therapist? He might be dealing with something he doesn't feel comfortable talking about and chatting to a professional might help.
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