The partner of one of my very close family members excludes my DH when it comes to pregnancy and kids (and there is that vibe generally, but its just so blatant with pregnancy).
The first time around the worst example was photo shoots at the hospital with not ONE photo of DH and his child, or us as a family.
This time, I was congratulated and hugged (and the horrible rubbing of my only just there belly has begun), but not a word was said to him. Not even hello.
We are both so shocked in the moment, and both keen not to start a family fight, so don't say anything. DH tells me not to worry, to focus on the positive, but its not ok. It takes away from the positive. It's almost 2am and I'm awake thinking about it.
Suggestions please ladies! How do I fix this? Do I say something obvious to the partner next time it happens? Do I call the partner tomorrow and tell them it not ok? Or do I pull my family member aside and explain to them the problem and ask for their help in fixing it? (I figure if they saw it as a problem, it would have been fixed already).
I'm not after a pasting here ladies. I should have said something way before now, I know. Please help me work out the best way to approach this before it continues.