I'm not sure that I understood this response correctly -- there appears to be a typo or something and I don't want to jump to any conclusions. Did you mean to say that if "he doesn't listen to (me) then 1) that tells ME that he doesn't care much for me or our child, or that I should say that to HIM"?
In either case, I was taken aback by this response. Perhaps I was wrong to think that this medium could be used to effectively dispense this sort of advice. I'm stunned that a Psychologist would make such a harsh statement without knowing a lot more information about the individuals involved. I've described just one issue in our lives. My husband and I are both educated professionals and loving parents. I have no doubt that he cares about me or my child. It's just that he can be a bit insensitive and immature when it comes to this particular issue and I was hoping to get some constructive advice that would enable me to better approach the situation.
Thank you for your efforts but if I'm going to be honest, I was disappointed by your responses. I'll deal with this on my own.
Have a nice day.
The issue is not that I didn't like your answer -- the issue is that it was a harsh statement to make and a snap judgment formed only by a handful of emails, with few follow-up questions that could give you, as a couseling professional, a more informed position on which to make an assessment about people that you don't know. And even now, the way you choose to respond is to say "I am sorry that YOU didn't like what I told you." with zero regard or thought to the fact that you may have been even a little flip and offbase in that part of your response. With all due respect, THAT shows disrespect and lack of caring "Dr. G.".
Good luck to you and your patients.