TAKING BACK MY HOUSE
M mom seems to think I have been too light in my dealings with my new husband and SS8. I've been married a month and been with my husband for 5 years. Over the course of a couple of years, I have disengaged and made my husband take over disciplining. When he misbehaves, I tell his father so that he can deal with it. Mom says...I handled this wrong and I should be dealing with it to the point that I shouldn't even have to bring it up to H. (He is not DH today) How do you SMs who disengage balance the power in your homes? My husband really doesn't believe I have his son's best interest at heart, so the minute I start fussing at him, I will be accused of being mean...and that will start a horrible argument between us. Disengaging does make me feel powerless sometimes. I feel like this is my house and should be able to say and do whatever I please to whom ever I please. ESPECIALLY an 8 year old!!!!!!!!