A wife has sought my counseling recently with regard to her husband's obsession with fatherhood. They have been together for 6 years the last 2 of which they have been married. a few weeks into their relationship, he started to talk about them having a baby and has been increasingly insiting. The pressure to have a baby on her increased considerably over the years. Last year they have had a baby boy. The birth was very difficult and mother and child needed a long time to recover (plexus paresis with intense need for physio-therapy) Already during labour he started to talk about having another baby and three months after the birth he started to insist. Although she now feels that she would be physically I would appreciate your professional advice. Has anyone described such an obsessive / compulsive case? Regards, Martin.
ready to conceive again and they have been trying, they have not been successful. He is very manipulative and stops talking to her when she gets her period accusing her of using contraceptives behind his back. She does not enjoy sex anymore but feels it is necessary for her to conceive to satisfy her husband's obsession. She understands that his behaviour is irrational. She is considering separation from him, but feels she cannot get out of the relationship because of economical reasons.
Although she now feels that she would be physically
I would appreciate your professional advice. Has anyone described such an obsessive / compulsive case?
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