My DD gave birth to my first grandchild 3 weeks ago. He is beautiful and she is besotted with him. During the last couple of months of her pregnancy her partner became increasingly distant, cold and at times, emotionally cruel. He has not been involved in helping her with the baby and spends very little time at home. On Saturday nights he goes to see his friends 30 miles away and returns on Sunday afternoon;this is neither negotiated or discussed. I am certain he is having another relationship, as is my daughter, but he becomes angry when she suggests it and denies it, calling her a paranoid neurotic woman.He has morphed into a cold calculating monster who can't take any responsibility for anything and seeks to blame everyone else.
She has been staying with us for the past 10 days, having left home with the baby and a suitcase. At the weekend she is planning to go home (200 miles away) to get back to her life. He is saying he will go and stay with his mother.
I'm heartbroken and angry that such a precious time has been such a nightmare for her. Sorry to offload on here; I guess I'm wondering if anyone else has had a similar experience?
Unreasonable? - neighbours
Odd - forgotten memories
Scary - frightened husband