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Family making anxiety and depression worse

Depression & Anxiety | Last Active: Aug 31, 2018 | Replies (15)

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@liz223

When my son visits, my husband is constantly critical of me and him. The thing is, he loves our son and I do not understand. He cannot abide our daughter-in-law at all. (she no longer visits) We only have the one son who lives 9hrs away. We lost our younger son, but he was the same way toward him. My husband is actually a people person and most people really like him. I have tried talking to him and it didn't help at all. It breaks my heart, plus I become real anxious when our son visits, but I want him to come. I love him dearly.

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@liz223 This is such odd behavior since you do feel he loves your son. Obviously, as stressedmesseddeppressed commented there is something going on within his own mind.
You mention that he wants to be in control. My husband does also, it's extremely annoying and after many, many years of marriage I finally started speaking up more, which of course he was not crazy about. Although he tried to control both my son and my daughter in many ways he would never say anything hurtful to them and if anything he goes too much the other way.
It would be good if your husband would talk to someone about his feelings and try to figure out why he is so critical but if he is anything like my husband that is not going to happen.
JK

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