Tuesday, 28 December 2010
Before I was married or even had children I vowed never to argue in front of the kids. I always hated it when my mom and dad fought, mainly when my dad yelled at my mom. I also hated the aftermath, my parents would either be negligent or my dad would take his frustration out on us by yelling at us for stupid reasons.
Well, I hate to admit it but I feel like I married my dad because my husband has the same yelling problem. He yells at me when he's frustrated and now our 2 and a half year old gets in the middle of it. I feel bad because our son knows when we're arguing and whenever I tell my husband to tone it down it's like he can't control it.
So now not only do I feel like a bad wife and feel terrible about our arguments, but I feel like a bad mom for putting our son go through our misery. After all, it's not like I get up and walk away or anything, which maybe I should be doing.
I definitely don't want to end up like my parents even though I feel like I've married my dad.
What do you married folk do in this situation? Any advice for a newly wed, a new mom and someone who is expecting?
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