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Feeling lonely

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MummyToNoah Mon 20-Feb-17 15:43:03

I always thought that having a baby would be the hardest thing ever, (which it is) but I find I struggle more with my partner (his dad) more than anything. Everything he does annoys me, we argue constantly. I just feel miserable and hate that I'm always unhappy around him. I'm lucky he's so good with our son, but I just don't feel happy. Is this a normal period? I don't know if it's because I'm so amazed by my son that now my partner is nothing in comparison?

Summerdays2014 Mon 20-Feb-17 19:01:50

My husband and I went through an awful patch when our baby was about 5/6 months. I think we were both very, very tired and realising life was very different! Now he is 13 months and (touch wood) sleeping better we are pretty much back to normal. It's helped having my mum and dad look after the baby so we can spend time together. Good luck.

Cranb0rne Mon 20-Feb-17 20:11:08

How old is your baby? I have been through similar feelings with regards to my husband too. It's hard when you are exhausted and his life doesn't seem to have changed as much as yours. I still feel like my husband doesn't pull his weight or do things properly! After our first son, things settled down after around a year and we had our evenings back, more energy to spend time together. Just waiting for the same to happen second time round!

MummyToNoah Tue 21-Feb-17 08:38:20

He's four months old, such a lovely baby. Sleeps quite well and only really crys when hungry. I have the days with him whilst my partner is at work, and always try to make sure dinner is ready for him, just don't feel appreciated. I think he thinks I just sit in front of tv all day, doesn't really realise how my days go. And he swears a lot, and I'm trying to get him out of that because obviously don't want my child learning these words and nothing gets through to him. I was so happy with him and relaxed before my son was born, and now don't feel that all. I appreciate I'm part of that too, as I'm much more stressy and want things done in a certain way.

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