Why Do I Get So Upset with My Partner? by Dr. Rich Nicastro

Relationship Help: Why Do I Get So Upset with My Partner?

by: Dr. Rich Nicastro

Q: I need some relationship help. While I love my husband with all my heart, sometimes it's just so frustrating being married to him. When I feel that he's ignoring me, I get so upset, and he's usually surprised by the intensity of my reaction. Why do I get so upset with him? ~Lynn, Carlsbad CA

A: Thanks for the question, Lynn. Here are some thoughts that might help shed light on your experience:

It is extremely distressing to feel as if your words and actions have no impact (or no longer matter) to your spouse/partnerto think that someone whom you love deeply is no longer engaged