I told my husband this after my mother-in-law’s most recent offer to babysit, and his feelings were hurt because he thinks I don’t appreciate the “help.” The pressure to leave him is not helpful!I know the baby would be well cared for, so I don’t think it’s an issue of being overprotective.
We’ve maintained an acquaintanceship at his request, but barely.
I missed him terribly both times and decided that I’m just not ready yet to hand him over to a babysitter for no good reason.
I don’t feel like the stereotypical frazzled new mom, and I enjoy taking care of him and having him with me.
I just think he has more of his life together and is more anxious to start this next stage than I am.
Should I set him loose to find his marriage-ready match while I mourn the loss of a good relationship, or bide my time?
You two have different thoughts on this, and you’re not compatible long term.