Nina - posted on 08/27/2014 ( 4 moms have responded )
I ask this because I have two sons aged 22 and 20. I always thought I loved them equally up until about 5 months ago when my husband moved abroad due to work commitments.
During this time I shamefully felt less love for my older son and grew more for my younger.
About a month ago I couldn't deny it any more, since I clearly loved my younger son more. My older son has always been rather introverted whereas his brother is very confident and muscular.
I've noticed that I'm a lot more short-tempered with my older son compared to his brother, to the point I get annoyed when he is simply around. With my younger son I simply love his company!
I feel awful because he has done nothing wrong but I feel such a horrible mother. Even my sister has asked me what is going on because she too has noticed how distant I am now with my older son.
What could be going on? Yes, I need help but I am unsure what to do! Is anyone else in a similar position? x