Help getting my son and soon to be husband to get along

Ellie - posted on 04/01/2014 ( no moms have responded yet )

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My son is 8 years old, his biological dad has never really been in his life, he met him when he was about 2 1/2 years old and was only around for about 6 months. He voluntarily terminated his rights about 2 years ago. Which is around the same time I met my future husband. For about the last year my son has called him dad and and we've had our ups and downs, but lately my son wants to argue about everything with him and gets himself in trouble. My fiance doesn't have any other kids it's just my son. When things are good they are really good, but when they are bad they're bad. Is this something that will eventually pass or any one have suggestions on how to help them get along better? I sometimes feels like my son is taking things out on my fiance because of his bio dad not being there, but he's too young to tell him that he's terminated his rights. I'm just tired of always hearing them argue. Another thing my fiance and I have not exactly agreed on is therapy for him. His school that he goes to has a full time art therapist there and I thought it was a great idea to get him set up with her so I did, my fiance was kind of against it because he too had a father who left him when he was 10 and he always refused therapy, so he doesn't like the idea of it....It's hard for me to give up some of that control as a parent and let my fiance have some control in parenting too since I was a single parent for 6 years. I just want my son to be happy and for us all to get along. Any thoughts or suggestions would be greatly appreciated!

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