Sons dislike partner
Last year, I left my husband of 18 years to be with the man I now live with.
I had known for some time I no longer loved my husband and he was no longer interested in me, so I decided not to stay in a loveless relationship. My husband seems much happier now, but our two sons (16 and 17) have taken it badly and have made it very clear they don’t like my new partner.
How do I get them to understand he makes me happy and I’m not giving him up? FIONA SAYS: TELL THEM HOW YOUR BEHAVIOUR IS HURTING YOU Your sons probably find it easier to blame your partner for the break-up, rather than accept their mum and dad no longer love one another. They don’t want to blame you or their dad, so your partner is made the scapegoat.
Explain to them this man makes you happy and their father no longer did, then ask them to be happy for you. Make sure both you and your husband can reassure them of how much they are loved and how important they are to you.