I'm so worried about my DH. For the last few weeks, he's been acting withdrawn and irritable. For about the past week, he has been staying at a friend's house until like midnight, so he hasn't been spending much time with me and our two DD's. There could be a few explanations for his behavior (like I'm almost positive he's been closet smoking, so he could be going through nicotine withdraws while at home). We haven't had time (or energy) to be very sexually intimate lately, which could also be another reason for his behavior... but it's like pulling an arm and a leg to get him to talk to me. :( To top it all off, today I saw some scratches on his arm and hand (obviously self inflicted) After about half an hour of coaxing and him denying anything, I finally got him to admit to doing it the other day at work. He said he was just having an "off" day and liked the pain?! WTF!? I went on to let him know that I really don't like that he harmed himself and asked him not to do it anymore. He said that he wouldn't, and I let him know that if there is anything he wants to talk about....EVER.... that he could always talk to me. I wish he would hold everything in to the point that he lets it out in unhealthy ways like this. (This is the second time he's ever done this btw. We've been married for 4 years.) He seems to go through these "down" cycles, and I'm worried bc his father is diagnosed with bipolar disorder. My husband doesn't believe in taking meds or therapy for any kind of mental disorders bc he believes ppl should be able to control them by themselves (We've had this talk bc I have panic disorder and sometimes small bouts of depression.) .......*SIGH* I'm so worried about him and don't know what to do to help him. It just makes me want to cry! :,(
Asked by Anonymous at 12:03 AM on Apr. 8, 2011 in Relationships
Answer by loudnproud87 at 12:20 AM on Apr. 8, 2011
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