Wednesday, February 20, 2008

What if You're Jealous of the Baby?

One mom we know was married to a man who couldn't stand watching her take care of their newborn son. It made him seethe with jealousy and he would act like a neglected child and compete for his wife's attention.

After the birth of their second son, that couple divorced. The husband remarried twice more and had three more kids. He became a more involved, less jealous father with the help of his third wife (who was 15 years younger but a lot wiser than him) but he always resented paying child support to the wife of his first two children.

What's the moral of this story? Maybe that it's important to work out your demons before you have children so you can act like a man, not a baby, once they're born.

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