About a year ago, my husband of nine years announced that he wanted to divorce me because “he could not be affirming and affectionate” (compliment me or have sex with me), because he did not admire or respect me (I embarrassed him).
I feel like any response that’s not “thank you” will likely be received with misplaced indignation or even verbal threats.
I am a fun person! But I am not a social butterfly ... and I am certainly not into the whole dating online thing.
I really want to respond and tell her what I think of her. The other part of me wants to show compassion toward someone near the end of their life.
Our daughter has been very grateful. Her husband has never said thank you to us — ever.
I am worried that anything of substance I tell her about myself might become fodder for her drama machine. I have tried to avoid getting into more serious topics, but she keeps asking to get together to talk — one-on-one.
I am receiving lots of positive feedback. However, my parents, and in particular my mother, are disturbed by me sharing “our” private life.
Amy! Since when is it appropriate to go to a restaurant in one’s pajamas?
I have tried telling him how I need to feel like we are developing our own relationship outside of his family, but I don’t know if he hears me, or if I’m asking too much.
My husband is starting to think our punishment was too severe. He wants to back down. I do not think my son has learned his lesson. I believe he is playing us. Am I being too harsh here?