Reply To: Emotional Distance


So I get the “Emotional Disconnect” I have had to do that for many years. My problem is that I am only 1/2 the parenting equation, my other 1/2 relishes in being an “emotional” person. She sees what I do as “giving up.” Letting them, yes them (15 & 17 y/o boys), win, not following through, etc. Maybe I’m just rationalizing but I refuse to engage because when I do, it’s a lot of yelling and threats and I don’t see the benefit in doing so. However, I have become too good at disconnecting, from everyone (kids, spouse). Maybe to the point of being the “odd man out.” Good news is, I do recognize this, just need to find my way back before it’s too late!

Good Topic.