My son is 11 and I have been single with him since he was 1 aside a few short-term relationships. His nature is that he wants to please, however he is also a strong character that can ben quite controlling (a born leader).
I met my partner back at the end of October 14. He is quiet around my son, doesn't have children of his own, but has similar opinions to myself on how things should be handled, which is good. He visits at weekends.
Anyway, my problem; My son does not want him there!
His behaviour has gone from the odd huffy comment, 'Is he coming this weekend, what time is he going, can we go on our own Mum' to much ruder, answering back, refusing his dinner, storming off...
Thankfully, my partner is calm and supportive, but it does worry me it will push him away.
I've spoken to my son numerous times about how much I love him, and that having a partner that makes me happy doesn't change how much I love him. I've made a point of doing things with him alone, although he is less interested in spending time with me now, which I'm sure is age related.
I've not had this problem before, but my X had two kids which might have helped and before then my son was probably to young to express himself.
I think my son might be jealous; he see's how happy I am with my partner, we laugh, play and cuddle. I've not been like that with any X. We were careful to hide affection for the first three months and didn't share my bedroom.
To top it, my son has told my Mum that he doesn't like him about, and she has somewhat fuelled his fire rather than supporting me.
It's a really horrid situation to be in. I'm wondering if anyone else has experienced this or have any advise on how to handle it.
Cheers in advance :)