I was a single mum to my now 7 year old daughter and met someone who has 2 children from a prev relationship aged 5 and 7. Everything has been great and we have been together for 3 years.
We had a baby in November last year and since then everything has gone so wrong.
My partner has changed towards me and is moody all the time. He refuses to help with the baby in the night time even at weekends leaving me exhausted. Ive asked for one nights break where he can take over to give me a full night sleep but he refuses because he says he is tired too and needs to look after himself first. He gets a full nights sleep every night! He does nothing around the house – no household responsibilities what so ever. Not even a food shop or sorting the bills i leterally do it all.
I dont know how much more I can take and its making me so unhappy.
The other 3 chidren are happy and setttled. there is no talking to my partner he isnt interested and only ever says “what about me”.
So do I break our family up or carry on.
I feel trapped and unhappy but feel i will ruin everyone elses family by calling it quits
Such a hard one. A relationship is a two way thing, you both have to be getting something from it. The way I see it life is too short to spend it unhappy and I’d much rather be on my own but I know it’s not that simple.
Maybe try sitting down with him away from the kids or going for a walk and explaining how you’re feeling?