DEAR DEIDRE: HOW much money I make is the only thing my wife cares about.
She does not value me as a husband or dad.
For more advice from Dear Deidre
No issue is too small, too large or too embarrassing. Read our personal replies here.
- Dear Deidre on Sex
- Dear Deidre on Relationships
- Dear Deidre on Marriage
- Dear Deidre on Family
- Dear Deidre on Parenting
- Dear Deidre on Grief
We have two young daughters and she is always putting me down in front of them.
She calls me a drunk and lazy when they are in the room with us, and they are starting to repeat her insults. I am 34 and she is 32.
The facts are, I work really long hours as a paramedic and never have more than three or four beers on a night out.
She just doesn’t seem to respect me at all.
I used to be very mild-mannered but she is making me miserable.
I’ve started shouting back at her now and there is always an awful atmosphere in the house.
I don’t know what happened to us.
Get in touch in Deidre
Every problem gets a personal reply, usually within 24 hours weekdays.
Send an email to [email protected]
Or private message us via the DearDeidreOfficial Facebook page.
We change all personal details in our published stories to protect your identity.
DEIDRE SAYS: Whether or not her criticisms are fair, it is harmful for parents to criticise and put each other down in front of their children.
Talk to your wife and explain that if she has issues, you want to talk them through calmly as a couple without involving your children.
I’m sending you my support pack Standing Up For Yourself, which will help you have these conversations without the need to raise your voice.
It might also help for you both to read my pack When Parents Fall Out, which explains how this may be affecting your children.
READ TODAY'S DEAR DEIDRE My 15-year-old daughter stays out until 3am and thinks she is an adult
READ DEIDRE'S NEW PHOTO CASEBOOK Chloe can't forgive dad Roger for cheating on her mum
GET IN TOUCH How the page works and how to contact us
Source: Read Full Article