Our expert says:
Why not see a marriage counsellor together, to resolve these dificulties and disagreements ? It sounds as though the cousnellor would also want to see the child, who seems to be part of the problem, and it is important to understand why your child seems to be deliberaely resisting your husband's attempts to form a comfortable relationship with him.
You probably do stand up for your son, maybe not always in ways that are as helpful for the boy as you would wish.
Maybe the reason your husband has rejected Family Therapy is that he may have seen it as a way to FIX him, to blame him for the problems, and to make him eat humble pie and make major changes. Whereas it's a family situation that is unpleasant for all three of you, to which all three of you contribute, where you all need to understand each other better, and to work out a way in which you each benefit. Try again to persuade him to join you in family therapy - and maybe tell him that you will go ahead, but don't want to start it without him, because he will be so important in getting everything to work well
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