My husband has been giving me the silent treatment for 2 weeks. It started because I asked him to plan on doing some end of summer clean up with me. I told him today I would be willing to talk with him when he is ready to communicate with me without anger (he screams alot over little things.) The response I got is below; how do I respond to this? I am very hurt. I am his wife, we always liked to go on walks. My Mom has Alzheimers and I get no support from my brother and I tell my husband how overwhelmed I feel.
From him:"I really have nothing to say to you. You are constantly either starting arguments and guilt-trips or complaining-about your family, your job, the house, or me. I don't want to do things with you because you complain and whine. Nothing is good enough. Life is depressing enough without that crap. I need to try to stay healthy.As bad as the environment is, I need to go outside to get exercise. You refuse to do anything but take walks, and you complain when walking. I'm really sick and tired of it."
PS - hoping to get a response since the site said you were online; I am feeling pretty bad right now.
Thank you. I needed some affirmation. I too am suffering, watching a parent regress with Alzheimers. I have been toying with see a lawyer (I owned the house before our marriage) to get a head start on ensuring I am protected in some way. I know he likes to take painkillers, I have tried to let his doctor know the behavior that results, but they do nothing.