01-14-2012, 03:34 PM
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: SE Wisconsin
| | Re: Husband wants a divorce over tattoo
He sounds emotionally abusive if this is a regular pattern. So the real question is: why do YOU put up with it? What would happen if you looked at him and laughed b/c his behavior IS so childish? Really, I've done that with other adults--I don't let anyone "make me feel bad." BTDT and learned not to.
You know his behavior is just wrong, so why have you "owned" it or tolerated it? If he escalates b/c you won't play it his way, then you may have to leave. But if you let him know that you have realized you have indulged this very bad habit of his, and you aren't going to anymore, and the next time he pulls it he had better expect to sleep elsewhere AND he will then need to join you at marriage counseling before you will let him come home--well, maybe he'll realize what an ass he has been. sometimes we let people treat us poorly and it becomes this bad pattern that can be fixed. Sometimes they have unhealthy mental and emotional issues and will not be willing to grow and improve. Figure out which situation this is b/4 you initiate divorce (b/c 2 kids are involved). Good luck.