My toddler is jealous of my partner
My ds usually absolutely adores his daddy but even he goes through stages where he doesnt want to be near him and only i will do. I think sometimes that hurts dp but I dont think its anything personal against him - just sometimes Adam just needs me. I think your partner trying to stay away could make things worse though as your son needs to see he is part of your family and loves you both too so he can accept him. Obviously dont force it - if your ds doesnt want to be held by your dp then thats fine but have him talk to him and encourage them to play together while you're around. I'm sure given time your son will want one to one boy time with your partner but at the moment he needs the reassurance only you can give him iyswim.