How can I get along with my partner when he sees things so differently from the way I do and refuses to compromise?
I have 3 children from a prev marriage, he has 1 child from a prev relationship, and we have a 15 month old together. I raised my other children w/out much conflict from their father. As the mom I made most of the decisions. My partner is very involved in raising our son, which is great, but he constantly questions everything I do and if he doesn't like the way I am doing something he insists that it is done his way. We are unable to communicate about it without having a heated argument. Ex: he does not feel that my son should be cared for by anyone other than the 2 of us, therefore, I stay home with the baby while he goes to work. He will not even allow a family member to watch the baby so I can go to a Dr's appt or so we can go on a date. This is very different for me because my family was very much involved in caring for my other children. He feels that my older children should not be "hovering" over the baby. Our definitions of hovering are very different. What should I do if he is unwilling to compromise and treats me like I have no say in anything?