Christine - posted on 12/28/2012 ( 3 moms have responded )
I am remarried to a wonderful man - problem is, he seems to be jealous of my closeness to my teen son and my son is jealous of my relationship with my husband.
I have been married 4 years and have a blended family of 5 teens. My son is the only Boy and is 14. He is not easy and a bit ADD -- but my son and husband fight constantly! It has gotten so bad that everything is hitting the fan.
BUT this is the issue -- my husband seems to nit-pic on him - antagonizing him and then wants me to back him up. Recently I am feeling that this is about both of them unconsciously trying to get me to pick a side.
I think they are fighting out of jealousy - each wanting me to choose them or prove I choose them.
How do you handle a man who is jealous of the love from a mom to her son? And how do you deal with a son who is determined to fight with his stepson?