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I know my husband loves our children and that it affects his confidence that he is not able to connect with them like he used to. Does anyone have any advise on methods to encourage more interaction with kids?
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Is the disconnect occurring due to the developmental stages of your children? If the children are excerting independence it may be tough for your husbands logical mind to sift through the emotional reaction of feeling rejected? Are you both in individual therapy? I would think that it might be beneficial for your husband to sort through the plethora of emotions that comes from child rearing. Maybe even help him sort through some of the disappointments if your husband had plans/hopes/dreams that don't match the reality of how life truly is?

I'm just tossing out a bunch of guessing as your OP is in the partners of those with a personality disorder.
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Here are links to 7 articles, from PC's archives, related to the topic of parenting:

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Nine Ways Children Benefit From Secure Attachment

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Should You Tell Your Kids about Your Mental Illness?

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I know my husband loves our children and that it affects his confidence that he is not able to connect with them like he used to. Does anyone have any advise on methods to encourage more interaction with kids?
How old are your children? What has caused the change in connection? Age, moving far away, conflict?
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