I have known my fiancée for six years. We began living with each other three years ago. After six months of living together, I began to notice that my fiancee started to yell and pick on my son. At first I brushed it off because I just thought that he was stressed. It has gotten worse. It's to the point where my mother, his mother and my friends are confronting me about it.
My son is a normal Seven year old and he is very loving and affectionate. For the first four years of his life it was just him and I, then my fiancée came into the picture. It took him sometime but he adjusted well with my relationship and fiancée. He often comes to me upset because fiancée has yelled at him, ignored him, or is straight being mean.
Although, I try to talk to my fiancée about him being impatient and yelling all the time, I still feel like I am not making my son feel safe in our own home because of this. I don't think I am doing my duty as a mother. I am now six months pregnant with my second son and hoping for a change in my fiancée.
My fiancee will leave his items lying around the house, but will come and try to enforce and yell at my son about leaving a cereal box on the table. My son will come to him and try to hold a conversation with him, but my fiancée blows him off, he doesn't bond with him or take him to do any father-son activities. My son doesn't like to stay home alone with him because the fear of being yelled at. I constantly try to talk to my fiancée about the way he is acting and what he is doing but it just turns into an argument.
I don't want to leave him, but will because he doesn't want to get better. I love my son more than anything in this world and I hate to see him resent me for being with someone who doesn't love or appreciate his presence.
I need help! I want to feel comfortable in my home and want my son to feel the same way.