Melissa - posted on 06/28/2011 ( 4 moms have responded )
I love my husband and he tries so hard to be a good dad. he's open to hearing my suggestions, but when it comes to certain lifestyle choices he is very stubborn. i enjoy drinking cocktails in moderation, but he would love to have a pool party every weekend if i would let him. i attend church with my 7 year old daughter every other Sunday and he comes occasionally to make me happy. I would like to be more involved in the Church. i tell him to be an effective parent you have to look beyond your own needs and desires and do what's best for that child. sometimes i feel like a prisoner in my own home. if i were raising our child alone, i'd certainly have something more productive planned than these constant parties. And while my daughter seems to have a lot of fun playing with the neighborhood kids at the parties, I wonder what impact all the drinking will have on her. i've told him that we need some balance. What makes me happy is to get out and explore the city, take on new adventures, learn new things, meet new people, get more involved in church. husband gets angry when i express my concerns. what do i do? it just seems like we're going in different directions here. and yes....we've tried counseling.