My wife is forcing me to choose between her and my family

DEAR DEIDRE: I GOT home from taking the kids to see my mum and my wife screamed at me: “I hate the fact you went to see her. I wish you’d die.”

My little girl started crying. My baby son cried too.


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My wife absolutely hates my family.

She reckons my mum is a “bitch from hell” yet Mum has never done anything to upset her.

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My wife is 37 and I am 38.

We were planning another baby but my wife says that is only going to happen if I cut my mum – and my brother – out of my life.

DEIDRE SAYS: Your wife shouting in front of children like this is damaging, no matter their age.

In a calm moment – and when the children aren’t around – ask your wife what is going on.

Does her hatred go back to issues she had with her own mother?

Explain that you love your family and will not be forced to choose. Her behaviour is unacceptable and could be devastating for your own relationship, even more so for your children.

You need some external help. My Counselling support pack will show you where to find support.

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