Why is my child's father so indifferent to baby?

Emiley - posted on 08/10/2016 ( 1 mom has responded )




I have a two month old son, and his father seems to be so indifferent about him. 90% of the time I am taking care of him and his father seems almost annoyed when I ask for his help. I wonder if they're not bonding and if this will ultimately be the end of our relationship. We were very surprised by my pregnancy and I think I don't ask for him to help out as much because I'm afraid he will leave me and the thought of doing this on my own keep me awake at night. I'm looking for ways to bring this up to him without saying "You don't seem to care about your child" Please help


Michelle - posted on 08/10/2016




Maybe he wasn't ready to be a Dad or felt like it was forced upon him. We don't know why he is like that, only he can answer that question.
You need to talk to him but don't make it sound like you are criticizing him. Bring it up when you are both relaxed and let him know that you would like him to help a bit more. Ask him what he is feeling about how your relationship has changed.
You may even want to suggest marriage counseling.

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