Could write a book but need to keep this brief. DS is 3.5 year old. DD is 3 months old. DS is jealous to the point of attacking DD, slapping her in the face when she is sitting or lying on her own, squeezing her hands and legs when I am wearing her in a wrap. He does it when I am watching so I know it is all really directed at me since I can no longer be there for him like I used to. DH is never home (works day and night) so I am on my own with the two of them 24/7 (we all bed share, too). Just want to get some perspective on this. I feel like my 3.5 years of AP has gone down the drain and that I have reversed everything by having her. I don't feel connected to him anymore even though he still nurses (I hate it when he nurses now - so sad since it used to be the best part of our relationship and in theory I had been looking forward to tandem nursing!). I try to talk to him but he either ignores me or starts talking about something totally different or lies about how he feels saying he loves DD and he's not jealous. The whole situation is breaking my heart. We used to have the BEST relationship. Has anyone ever gone through this and survived? Any tips/tales of survival??? Thanks you.
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