Hello- Im new to this group. I have been married for 8 years and the emotional abuse started about 6 years ago. It has been about everything you can think of in terms of emotional abuse. I am not perfect, but definitely have never done anything to warrant any of this behavior. I have been extremely faithful, have worked hard and am a very dedicated mom to our two children. I have gone to counseling for about 2 yrs for myself...he won't go. My 2 questions are, has anyone here dealt with their significant other only showing signs of affection after/day or two after intimacy? Also, has anyone dealt with their S.O. not looking at you when you talk, not answering and you do not even know if they heard your question? I ask my DH to talk in private and he will not step aside w me. After intimacy, he is like a diff person. Of course I am aware of the importance of intimacy, but he goes downhill very quickly, becomes disrespectful and this causes another cycle of lack if intimacy because the disrespect completely affects me emotionally. I am also aware of a man's need for respect and affirmation (I have sought advice from male counselors as well) and try hard to keep that in mind everyday. However, I am to the point that my patience with him is almost non-existent. Any advice on how to react/handle this is appreciated.
We have to ditch our mattress because of the past couple of hurricanes dumped so much rain and moisture, the bottom of our mattress went moldy. It's a memory foam with a gel layer, one of the most comfortable mattresses I've ever had. My husband doesn't want to buy another memory foam because it costs too much money so he's trying to convince me to try going back to a spring coil mattress....
Hello! I tried a TENS device today and it felt great, but I know how things work for a while and then stop... Has anyone tried one?