I've been married for five years. My husband is a good man and a very hard worker. He also works hard around the house. His job is very demanding and stressful. He also works around the house when he's home, not liking to be idle too much. On the outside and socially, he's funny and interesting and well liked. He was like this when we were dating and during our engagement. He seemed sensitive and caring. We had much fun together in the beginning. Over the last three years, he's become over stressed and overwhelmed. He tends to take on too much. I own my own business and help with the finances and upkeep of our home. I also take care of our (my) dogs. We're both pretty busy and independent. Increasingly over the past two years our relationship, both emotionally and physically have deteriorated. He brings his stress home and
verbally vents on me. He loses his patience with me very easily, reads too far into what I say when I try to
confide my feelings. His reaction is usually one of rolling the eyes and moaning in disgust while he puts his
heads in his hands. He's also gotten into the habit of just leaving the room while I'm in mid sentence. This
can be during an argument or just because he's busy and doesn't have the time to talk. Basically he's closed himself off to me. I can go on and on but I feel like I have to walk on eggshells around him when I sense his
mood swings. I can talk in the nicest manner but sometimes it just sets him off regardless. I'm trying to be
supportive of his burdens but I've got my own and I try to deal with them as best I can. He doesn't act this way on purpose but he's become unremorseful in his behavior and justifies it by my behavior. I'm a sensitive person but I've resorted to retreating to the third floor of my house for peace. Am I being too sensitive? My emotions are worn thin.
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