My husband feels like his needs are never met. His biggest need is for me to want sex and he doesn't understand that I don't need sex as often as he seems to. He also wants me to do things in our sexual relationship that I don’t feel are right and are very upsetting to me.
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I have a relationship where my husband is either on the computer or watches television all the time. We used to watch programs that we liked to watch before. It seems like everything I say becomes argumentative, and he just does not take time to listen or hear me anymore.
My wife was abused as a child by her brothers and when they got angry, they found her and took it out on her. So, my getting angry about anything triggers a physiological response in her which she has no control over. I can't be perfect in my behavior. It seems we are both walking on eggshells, me worried I will trigger her, and she worried she will be triggered.
This is the continuation of my interview with therapist and fellow podcaster, Tony Overbay, to talk about how couples can stay connected to each other when one partner leaves their shared faith. This is often a transition that is difficult for most couples to navigate, as a departure from the beliefs and values that brought them together can introduce new questions and fears about their future.
My husband and I love and respect each other, but I find that when we are so stressed and worn and stretched with so much anxiety and worry, our communication spirals.
My husband was diagnosed with PTSD years ago and now it’s his excuse for showing no compassion nor love. Everything is a trigger to his PTSD.... literally everything. I believe we are in a good space then, BOOM, the shoe drops and there is a tsunami of anger, and he is threatening divorce.