Although I would bet that he would not agree to see a family therapist with you, I would ask him to do so for the sake of the children. If he won't go with you, see one on your own because you need professional support and guidance during this very difficult time. I hate to bring legal recourse into your situation, but if your husband refuses to act in the best interests of his children, I would recommend getting a lawyer to prevent him from acting further in this inappropriate manner with your kids. I would hope that any judge in a family court would agree that your husband's behavior is not in the best interests of your children. I hope this measure isn't required, but your kids need you to advocate for them, since your husband appears to be interested only in his own needs and ego.
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Carleton Kendrick has been in private practice as a family therapist and has worked as a consultant for more than 20 years. He has conducted parenting seminars on topics ranging from how to discipline toddlers to how to stay connected with teenagers. Kendrick has appeared as an expert on national broadcast media such as CBS, Fox Television Network, Cable News Network, CNBC, PBS, and National Public Radio. In addition, he's been quoted in the New York Times, Washington Post, Chicago Tribune, Boston Globe, USA Today, Reader's Digest, BusinessWeek, Good Housekeeping, Woman's Day, and many other publications.
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