I am Lisa - Family Conflict
I am Lisa
I’m 32. Married to Sean, and we’ve got two young kids, aged 3 and 1.
Sean hardly opens his mouth. It’s like he’s in a permanent sulk. I try to make sure the house is tidy when he comes hom from work but it’s a thankless task, we’ve only got a small flat. When the kids cry, he lets out these huge sighs like its all my fault.
How I understood my problem
I think Sean feels trapped. We didn’t intend to have kids when we did, we’d been living together for less than a year and I got pregnant. It all changed after that, for the worse. He complains our sex life’s gone down the pan. I try not to let it show but I feel trapped some of the time too. They’re good kids, but it gets you down when your partner’s not supportive.
What I’m going to do to change things
I don’t see why it should just be down to me to changes things, I think Sean should make more effort, but he won’t, so I suppose I’ll have to. I’m going to ask my Mum to babysit, and we’ll go out for a drink and I’ll try to get him to talk about how he feels, but I want him to know how I feel too.
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