The devil must really like me because he seems to be around every corner of my life. In particular my marriage. I have a few issues with my husband which I would like some advice on. First off, let me say, I love him deeply and he is an amazing man who inspires me. However a few things bug me. My current method of telling him to shut up, swearing at him, and arguing isn’t working :shrug:;)so I am asking for suggestions on how to handle this.
He constantly criticizes me. I mean in every aspect of my life. He points out every weakness I have. He constantly brings up stupid little things that are of little consequence. For instance, how I set my glass to close to the edge of the counter, how I missed a piece of dust when cleaning, how his clothes are wrinkled after I laundered them, how I brush my teeth, how I forget things, what’s wrong with my cooking (which really burns me because his mother’s cooking could gag a maggot. She’s no chef but a loving MIL and a wonderful grandmother to our baby). He also calls me illiterate and says that my Master’s degree is a fake one because it was non-thesis. I feel like nothing I do is ever good enough. Those are just a few examples that get repeated over and over on a daily basis. It’s wearing me down. I tried to ignore it but that didn’t work. I don’t want him to continue this in front of our very smart son who is almost 1. Our son thinks his mommy is perfect and I’d like to keep it that way for as long as possible.
Hearing these things on a daily basis is becoming tortuous. I am very sensitive. I grew up riding horses and had instructors yelling insults at me from a very early age. I was numb for years but now I am over sensitive.
Any suggestions on how I can get him to stop.