ender1 Posted February 1, 2007 Share Posted February 1, 2007 My wife of 1/2 years has a long history of remaining in bad relationships and letting herself be abused. So now at this point anything that happens it seems she considers abuse. We both have anxiety and depression. Not a good thing. I am moody. We have been going through a rough time. I have supported her entirely for 3 years, and she wsa diagnosed with the big C from a mole, which happened a year ago, but all her scans are clear, thankfully. Anyway, I work full time, and I have provided her with a home, cars, and we are pretty well off. However, due to the stress of supporting her prior to her illness and now with her ilness, I often find it very difficult to cope and my emotions just shut down sometimes. I often escape from my worry in online games. But, basically, I findself so emotionally drained that I just can't give her the attention she wants. I do sometimes detach from her emotionally because I just get numb. When I snap out of it, I apologize to her, and I explain to her why I feel this way, from stress, worrying about the bills, handling the expenses, etc. Her response to my behavior is that I am emotionally abusing her, like people from her past, and that saying I'm sorry does not matter because I'll just "do it again". Am I really that bad? Quote Link to comment
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