Amanda - posted on 04/27/2011 ( 11 moms have responded )
Have just joined up as am feeling sick with worry and can't sleep over what occurred in our home over the weekend. An argument between our 2 sons aged 13 and 16 got our of hand and my husband stepped in. All of a sudden the argument became very heated between my 16 yr old and his Dad and escalated to the next level. It started with my husband and son pushing each other then my husband restraining my son in a head lock and they both ended up on the floor. My son is taller and stronger than my husband. My younger son was very distressed and he and I tried to come between them with me yelling to stop. My husband came to his senses and left. When my husband came home several hours later he was very remorseful I told him that he is the adult and the parent and this is not acceptable and if it happens again he will need to leave. He has apologized to all of us for his outburst, this is very unlike him and he has been unwell and under a lot of stress in his business. Only the night before they had gone out together and had a great time. I love my husband but can't get past this incident. My 16 yr old will not speak to his Dad and I have tried to talk to him about this situation but says his father tried to choke him. I know my son is very upset and have asked my husband to keep trying to talk to him, he can't just pretend everything is OK. I don't feel as though I can talk to any of my friends about this as I am so ashamed of my husband's behavior. Has anyone had this experience? Is it common for this to happen? Please I need some help.