I am a young female Catholic with two small children who is married and stays at home. My husband is from a different culture and “faith”. I put faith in quotations because he truly doesn’t practice anything. We were married in the Catholic Church. That is some background info.
There are many times my husband and I have major communication issues. He says very hurtful things any chance he gets. He criticizes everything I do. From dinner to my hair color. I point out that the comments are hurtful to which he replies, " I’m just being honest" I can not tell you when the last time he complimented me was?
He in the past has had issues with Internet and “chatting” with other women as well as looking at escort sites. I’ve tried everything to get him to notice that his behavior is very hurtful and damaging to our marriage. I’ve offered up the idea if marriage counseling. But he doesn’t want to go and doesn’t think it will help. I’m at the point where I am going to try to force him to go. I just don’t know what to do. I just want to do what is right in Gods eyes. I forgive my husband every day for the things he does that are hurtful but I’m afraid all this forgiveness is just being taken advantage of. Does God really want me to live like this? In a loveless marriage? Divorce isn’t an option for me. So what is?