Our expert says:
His whininess could be a reaction to your own unhappiness. You sound as though you could well be Depressed ; fortunately this is a condition which responds well to proper treatment. See a good local shrink if at all possible ; otherwise a good local GP, for assessment and a discussion of treatment options. Its typical of depression that early on its robs us of the ability to see the possibilities tht things can and will get better.
No, you need more than just to make a major effort to go through the motions --- with proper treatment, the depression will lift, and it won't be an effort any more, and your boy will be happier too.
And try to Parenting Forum here on H24, to see what other parents may suggest.
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