Dad admits to being jealous of his son's relationship with his mum in heartfelt post

parenting 12/09/2017

A dad's message about the jealousy he feels over his son's relationship with his mum has gone viral. The dad admits to feeling 'disheartened' as his son continuously asks for his mum. He wrote an open letter on his Facebook which has been viewed thousands of times...

"Ever since my youngest, Boy2.0, was born, he was totally his mother's child. I honestly found their immediate and intense connection beautiful, but even more made me jealous.

It is quite a thing to be a dad who can't comfort his child, who is constantly told "No, I go to mommy", who never seems to have a real, relational moment with his own son.

But then something started to change over last few months. Boy2.0 started not just being okay being with me, but occasionally would actually choose me over mommy!

This child, who would cry when I so much as looked his way, came to me for his comfort and calm. Not going to lie...I got a little teary eyed.

Is there a lesson here? Yeah - being a dad is hard, but every bit of emotional and physically energy that you use can be repaid to you in an instant. 

So maybe you are a parent going through what I have been going through. Keep going. Keep pushing. It will be worth it. And while you are going through the struggle, remember that you have a community of friends right here who are ready to support you!"

You can read the dad's message in full on his Facebook page...