(Closed) Would you say something to your DH?

posted 6 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
625 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

It may be a prob later down the line but four months isnt long at all when it comes to the grieving process… especially when youre adjusting to living alone and not having your spouse with you. I’m sure there will be a point when your Father-In-Law becomes more comfortabl being alone, or when your Darling Husband recognizes that there’s a bit of a problem. I would def give it more time before saying anything about it IMO.

Post # 4
46612 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Give it some time. I am sure that  if your Darling Husband died, you would appreciate family members making a special point of including you.

I honestly doubt that with a 4 month old baby, you and Darling Husband would be doing many activities that would be negatively affected by the presence of your Father-In-Law.

Post # 5
1765 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I would give it some time too. After my Future Mother-In-Law died, Fiance & I spent a LOT of time with his dad. I also felt like we didn’t get too much time for ourselves. But his son was all he had and he really held onto him tight during that time. The first 6 months was extremely hard for him. He joined a support group for losing a spouse and got a lot better. I think he just needs some time to grieve. I’m sure being around you guys is helping him a lot & it’s important for him to not feel alone during this time.

Post # 6
1128 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

I can understand what you are saying, you want some time alone with your new family. It sounds like there has been a lot of changes in the past few months. I don’t think it would hurt to talk to your Darling Husband about it. You could still do things with your Father-In-Law but maybe have a day or two a week where its just activities for you, hubby and baby?

Post # 7
103 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I agree with what everyone else has said before me. Give it time. 

Post # 8
3587 posts
Sugar bee

If your Darling Husband invites him, I’m sure it’s because he doesn’t want him to be lonely. His wife has only been gone 4 months. Four months is NOT a long time at all. He’s lost his wife, so of course he wants to be near his son and grandbaby. They are a part of his wife.

Just give him time. When it gets to the year point or more, then something can be said to him. Four months isn’t near enough time to go through grieving.

Post # 9
13096 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

Give it some time.  Your Father-In-Law is still grieving and at four months out, it is still probably very important and beneficial for him to be around family and to be out of the house and involved in activities.

Post # 10
1058 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

You don’t want your Father-In-Law to be super dependent on your family and feel he HAS to be around all the time. I have seen that happen before from a couple who were just trying to be nice, but it handicapped the mourning person and they took longer to get A Grip because they were relying on the other family members so much…so, be careful.


Also tell your husband in a loving way not when you are a bit upset. Tell him I want to do ____Whatever and just us, you, me, and the baby. And maybe he wil catch your drift.

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