I have been engaged to my fiance for only a month. We have been together a total of a year. Fast I know, but we really do love each other.
Anyways, I an a bit confused on his behavior.
Here is a list of things that have me worried. But what confuses me is that he doesnt act like this ALL the time. Sometimes he acts like he doesnt care. But then I get all these from him to:
If I take to long at the store, he will call/text me to find out where I am.
He got mad and put a hole in the wall (was drunk)
He was mad at me the other day cause I wouldnt talk to him so he smacked my leg really hard, and told me to knock it off.
He looks through my phone, has to know who calls or texts me.
He met my friends (girls) and found out they were cheaters so now I cant go out with them without him unless I am home by 8pm and dont drink to much. And even if I was to think about doing that, I get the guilt trip. So I havent seen my friends in forever.
I am not stupid, I know this is controlling, I just dont get WHY he would be like that only sometimes. Like 70% of the time. Yes thats enough, but does that mean he may be changing for the better?
Thanks so much!
People don't change unless they're given a reason to change. And right now, you're giving him positive feedback on his negative behavior. My guess is that as his current behavior loses its shock value, he will escalate it to the next level. Or something will push his buttons a little harder. So the next punch when he's drunk may not be a wall. Or he'll find a text that can be misinterpreted. Or you wont respond quickly enough to his text or call... All these things will just escalate and reinforce his behavior. You'll lose you external support network, and become dependent on him as he gets you to push your friends away.
Personally, I'd advise getting out of the relationship. At a minimum, either some form of relationship counselling or setting boundaries of what you think is acceptable behavior.how long till you get married? And I look forward to the other input from the group. I've never been in an abusive relationship. Btw, do you two live together? How old are you both? And what has your relationships pasts been like?
Yes we have been living together for the past 3 months. We both have children from past marriages. I am 38 and hes 36.
It makes sense people dont change unless theres a reason.
I have always been in abusive relationships. And He has always been cheated on and left. I have never given him any reason to doubt me or my love for him.
Sorry you are having these issues. Seems like you should bail. Not surprising he would not be happy with you hanging out with cheating friends when you say he has been cheated on in the past. Why would you want to be with this crowd anyway?
Take this as a warning. My ex h wasn't abusive until our WEDDING night! Small signs were there, but nothing prepared me for what came next. I was smart and left after a year and a half. I married the fool because I was pregnant. What a mistake that was, I should of never married him.
I remarried a few years later and my husband now is the most gentlest, kindest, giving man I ever met. In the last 13 years he has never raised his voice at me. My husband always puts my needs before his own. We truly love each other. The best years of my life for sure have been the last 13 with him. I look forward everyday him coming home from work and the weekends to spend time with him.
__________________ Shaggy: Men of integrity don't have affairs. They don't have affairs not because there aren't other wonderful women out there besides their wives, they don't have affairs because as men of integrity they choose not to.