- Step 1: Empathize Try to empathize. Put yourself in his shoes without making excuses for him.
- TIP: Trying to change him will make him defensive. The more you try, the less he will want to change.
- Step 2: Support your daughter Be supportive of your daughter. If you criticize him to her, she will be forced to defend him and you will only push her away.
- Step 3: Withdraw support Withdraw any financial support you provide. It may be difficult to see your daughter suffer, but enabling helps no one.
- Step 4: Consider professional help Consider his mental state. He may be depressed and need psychological support. Discuss possible mental health options with him and your daughter.
- FACT: Did you know? In ancient Babylon, in-laws gave their sons-in-law a month's worth of fermented honey drink, to drink after the wedding. This was their "honey month," hence, "honeymoon."
You Will Need
- A psychologist