Husband laid off
That is not uncommon, I know that. If there are others out there with this situation I urge you to respond. We have been married almost 15 years and have a solid marriage. BUT all we do is fight anymore. He has always been in a high management position with responsibiity for over 100 employees. I have tried to be patient. I was in high level management in my career as well but was forced to retire 10 years ago due to an illness. I know how I fought the change.
It seems no matter what I do he has to correct it. This morning I was cleaning the tub and he walked by the bathroom and had to tell me the correct way to do it. He does this about my cooking, cleaning, dressing, hair you name it. I encouraged him to go to his doctor and he was prescribed an anti anxiety medication. I understand he is under a huge amount of stress and our financial situation is not great. He has never had to stick to a budget and now he is fighting it. Are others experiencing this? We have always been so close and I am just in shock about his behaviour. Maybe our marriage was so strong because we were never around each other. Is the economy making your marriage stronger and bringing you together? Or are you fighting about petty things? Will divorce be another trend due to the economy?