My husband is very disabled, incontinent, and has stage 3 diabetic kidney disease. He was recently hospitalized with a very bad case of MRSA from a rehab place following hip surgery (that went very well). I was a fantastic advocate during this time, doing research, asking doctors and nurses questions, and even performing duties at home like IV push antibiotics and wound dressing. He has been home well over a month now, and I have been doing lots of research for his diet and taking excellent care of him. But recently he yelled at me SO loudly, and he is also letting out these sighs of exasperation, a sigh that says "you're a pain the ass". This has brought me way down. I feel like crap, especially after trying so hard. I thought maybe he needed more space, so I stopped being a "nag" (doubt I was one) and gave him lots of time to himself while still meeting his needs. I even gave him control of the finances, figuring he will feel more confident if he did. What I want to know is, is this the start of emotional abuse?