close (one's) mind (to) (something)

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close (one's) mind (to) (something)

To become reluctant or resistant toward considering something. I've tried encouraging her, but it seems she's really closed her mind to the idea of running for office. Don't close your mind—there's always hope that a situation can change for the better.
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close (or shut) your mind to (or against)

refuse to consider or acknowledge.
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close your ˈmind (to something)

be unwilling or unable to consider new ideas, proposals, etc: His mind is closed to the possibility of reform. ▶ closed-ˈminded adj. (disapproving):: She was accused of being closed-minded and intolerant of other people’s opinions.
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Just because he is studying actuarial science, for instance, does not close his mind to the viability of, say, using his tailoring or baking skills to make money.
You say you have a new baby - and perhaps that signifies the change that's happened at home that your husband is trying to deny, or escape from, or close his mind to. Being a new father, he should be wanting to spend time with his son, let alone you.