My adult son does not get along with my husband and vice versa.

Deborah - posted on 05/21/2015 ( 2 moms have responded )




My son is 34 and my husband is 54 and I believe my husband is jealous of all of my son's accomplishments. He served in the Air Force for 6 years, just completed his Masters Degree and recently was promoted to a well paid position at the United States Coast Guard. My husband has been out of work for 3 years. He came home from our vacation and called in and quit. He said he has been looking for a job but I don't believe he has been. This has caused a lot of tension between my son and myself because my son won't come over to my house because of my husband. He doesn't respect him for what he is doing and thinks he should be contributing towards the household. I retired the year before he quit his job and took a big pay cut. I only see my grandchildren if I go to my sons house. Then my husband seems like he is jealous because I'm taking time away from him. Any advice would be appreciated. I'm at my wits end. Thanks for listening.


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♫ Shawnn ♪♫♫ - posted on 05/22/2015




They are adults, and they need to work it out. If your son does not respect your husband (I'm assuming hubs is a step dad?), you cannot force him to do so. If your husband is 'jealous' of your son's accomplishments, then he needs to get off his ass and accomplish something on his own that he can be proud of.

Michelle - posted on 05/21/2015




I think you to talk to those men and tell them to grow up. They are adults and should be able to put aside their jealousies enough to be civil to each other.
Let them know how you feel being stuck in the middle of their pettiness.

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