A reader tells Mirror agony aunt Coleen Nolan she is furious that her hubby picked his mates over her and their son
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I’ve fallen out with my husband after he booked a surfing and drinking trip with his mates to Cornwall, while we have nothing to look forward to as a family this summer. We have an 18-month-old son and I’ve found the lockdowns hard.
He argues that he’s been chained to his desk the whole time and has hardly seen anyone, while I’ve at least been able to see other mums at baby groups and for walks. I don’t want this to become a huge issue, but I do resent him and feel he should want to spend a holiday with us.
Am I being unreasonable?
Well, maybe if you did have something planned for the three of you, you wouldn’t feel so resentful about this lads’ trip. This past year has been hard for everyone in different ways and I get that your hubby feels the need to blow off steam and have a change of scene. But why can’t you plan something too?
Help him to see the benefits of relaxing and reconnecting as a couple somewhere different.
If money is an issue, then he could still take time off and you could do some day trips or camping for a few nights.
Maybe he’s been a bit selfish arranging the trip without considering your views, but he could also be feeling under pressure. So talk to him about ways you can enjoy some downtime together.
Also, look on the bright side, this means you have credit in the bank for a girls’ weekend!
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