Thanks for all of your replies.
I will be going to confession tomorrow and I will discsuss it with the priest.
I probably should have mentioned my husband is Jewish, although he hasn’t been to a service in about 20 years. He’s only been in a Catholic Church once, and that was when we had our marriage convalidated.
The last five months have been very stressful for both of us. I was out of work for a month to help take care of my aunt, who was dying of cancer. Six weeks after she died my mother had major surgery and I was out of work for another month. During this period I was not at home much. Now that my aunt is gone my mother is the only person left on that side of the family and I have been very worried about her as she is in her 80s and living alone.
While I was going through all of this, my husband was home taking care of our 10 year old niece, who lives with us. She was upset I wasn’t home. My husband said he understood and he was very supportive during this time. I did stop by our house almost every day to have dinner and spend a few hours with my husband and niece.
Meanwhile, my husband’s father became very angry at us over an issue and called my husband on the phone and yelled and cursed at him and told him he never wanted to see us again, my husband was disinherited, blah blah blah. We have that straightened out, but my husband was very hurt by that and feels like his parents don’t love him. I think he’s afraid the same thing will happen with me.
Frankly, the only thing that has brought me any measure of peace lately has been my faith. One poster mentioned that my husband may feel insecure, and that’s true. He is worried that I am going in a direction he doesn’t want to go in.
I don’t want to give the impression my husband is a bad person because he isn’t. We’re normally quite compatible and enjoy each other’s company. Religion is the first major issue in our relationship we don’t agree on.
I am hoping that since things have calmed down a bit in our lives and our niece is away for the summer we can work on our relationship.