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DH is going to wake up one day and realise he's missed his kids growing up

(10 Posts)
OfficiallyUnofficial Mon 25-Apr-16 23:10:03

Isn't that sad? What an utter fool.

Solasum Mon 25-Apr-16 23:11:30

I think it is quite common. DP finds toddler DS stressful and exhausting, so works more so sees less so gets less out of it. His loss.

ImperialBlether Mon 25-Apr-16 23:11:45

Yep. I think this will happen to a lot of people, sadly.

OfficiallyUnofficial Mon 25-Apr-16 23:16:55

He doesn't see them for 2 weeks at a time, lives somewhere else yet this is a marriage? This is fatherhood?

OfficiallyUnofficial Mon 25-Apr-16 23:17:21

What a fucking mess

Solasum Mon 25-Apr-16 23:18:24

Why do you stay in this relationship?

TheNaze73 Mon 25-Apr-16 23:32:37

Some men (and in some rare cases women) really don't care. Sad state of affairs but, true

OfficiallyUnofficial Mon 25-Apr-16 23:51:58

Because it's chucking away a good 20 year relationship, the entire thing has fallen apart in just under 2 and guess I'm keeping it together hoping things would snap back, plus a fear of hurting someone who has been my partner in life for longer than we've been apart by calling time on the whole thing.

But I can't do it anymore tbh

Bananasinpyjamas1 Tue 26-Apr-16 00:45:17

Many of my friends have had similar, but if you can make it through the first few years of baby/toddler, then most people seem to stay together.

It's tough, it''s not fair, and I get that it's hard on you. I didn't make it with my first relationship, we broke up when our child was 1. He just made my life harder.

The only thing that seemed to help, if it's any use at all, is to a} make the absolute most of enjoying your children, make sure you aren't just doing the drudgery, leave some mess for him to clear up/don't cook for him/order in take always just for you if he's away on a long stint, join lots of good toddler groups.
B} get loads of support, a good friend network. When he does appear, ignore him and go out, with friends, even on your own to the theatre, anywhere.
C} Whenever possible, give him sole charge of the kids for as long as you can stand, and go off out. Even if they make a great big mess, it can be the only thing that opens his eyes to what you do, and the only thing to promote a bond between them.

NapQueen Tue 26-Apr-16 00:56:02

Well it aint gonna snap back.

The mans a dick, and I only know what youve written here.

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