husband is actually going of his way to spend time with difficult child and difficult child alone!!! After the really bad night earlier in the week my father in law told husband straight out that he needed to be a father, not just a provider. His son is having trouble and he needed to spend time with him because difficult child feel unloved. It's time to get with the program or stop complaining about the decisions I make. OMG!! Someone stood up for me!! And I told husband that he had to do something where he could actually talk to difficult child. Ask him about school, his friends, things like that. So, husband and difficult child are going bowling this morning. Unfortunately, easy child is not happy about it. I guess in his mind he sees that difficult child is mean towards him on a daily basis and why does he get to do something with dad and he's stuck with me? We both told him that he spends ALOT of time with dad playing hockey. Dad coaches him, practices with his, talks with him about it. Now it's time for difficult child to have special dad time. I asked easy child how he would feel if it were the other way around: difficult child getting alot of dad's time and easy child getting none? He told me that he wouldn't care, but I know that is not the case. I told easy child that he and I would do something. Go and get an ice cream or maybe go see a movie. We'll see what he wants to do.