A mother is baffled by her boyfriend asking her to stop calling her son ‘sweetheart’ – because he thinks the name should only be used for him
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Anyone in one relationship will be well aware that cute nicknames are only part of having another important one – and any parents will know that a lot of those adorable pet names can also be applied to your child.
But one mother was completely confused after she boyfriend asked her to stop calling her son “sweetheart”, as he considered it “odd” for her to use nicknames for her son and for him.
Share her story anonymously on Redditone’s mother explain Her boyfriend recently found out she uses the sweet name for her nine-year-old son and wants her to put an end to it – as he says the name should only be used for ” romantic relationship”, not between parents and surnames. kids.
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The 36-year-old wrote: “I’ve been dating my boyfriend Joe for a few months. He met my nine-year-old son and we get along pretty well.
“Joe has started to stay longer during the weekends and a few days ago while he was visiting he heard me calling his son ‘sweetheart’. He was silent during breakfast, then brought it to me I asked what was the matter and he said that i shouldn’t call my son honey especially since i call him that and only thought the term was used for people romantic lover.
“I laughed it off thinking it was such a petty and silly thing to comment on it, but he was annoyed by my lack of interest in his concerns and asked I stopped using this word with my son because he felt it was out of place.
“I told him no, this is not a valid argument from him and in my opinion it is not worth considering. We argued for a few minutes, and then after that. he decided to go out and said we’ll talk about this later.I firmly told him that there was nothing to talk about, and that I wouldn’t stop calling my son honey. . He got upset and went out.”
The mother then received a lengthy text message from her boyfriend, who claimed that she had “ignored his opinions” on the subject by dispassionately denying them – and is now handling it. reason for her silence.
She added: “He then sent a lengthy text message about me repeatedly ignoring his thoughts, opinions and contributions and dismissing them without regard to How does he feel?
“He said it only made sense to use my son’s nickname when referring to him and that we could work this out, but I refused to stop. He has been silent for now to save for the time being. a message here and there.”
Commenters on the Reddit post largely sided with the mother, as they were also confused by her boyfriend’s overreaction to the nickname.
One said: “In my experience, ‘honey’ isn’t for romantic partners. He’s so silly. You listened to his argument and disagreed with it. That’s allowed. If he gets upset about this, you’d be better off without him.”
While another added: “Apart from being ridiculous, it’s actually a pretty negative red flag your boyfriend is putting up for himself to compete with your son.”
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