My Wife Hates Everything I Do
Hello, my name is Carl. Around thirteen years ago, I married my wife Lydia. The first few years seemed to be a great few years, and I was still able to see that my wife loved me. Now, it has gotten to the point where my wife hates everything I do.
Lydia hates my career. My line of work is a simple line of work, but it takes patience and lots of schooling. Lucky for me, I was able to complete it so now I’m pretty much self employed. One would think that Lydia would be happy that I could make my own hours, but instead she manages to complain about how I am either working too much and not being home enough with her and the children, or the times that I am home are not catered around her schedule. I just can’t win.
When I am home, I try to be a big help around the house. Whether it is spending quality time with our children, or cleaning the playroom, I try to make myself useful. Instead of getting a thank you or at least a smile, my wife yells at me that I put the kids toys in the wrong places. I don’t know about you, but to me cleaning a million little puzzle pieces is quite annoying so a simple smile would suffice. I get nothing.
If I am sleeping, I am either snoring too loud or turning too much. Whatever it is, Lydia reminds me about how much I don’t let her sleep or relax for that matter. She thinks that I do it purposely but all I know is that after a long day at work, and an even longer evening at home, I’m done. Sleep for me is much needed!
When my wife’s friends come over, I am either speaking too much to them that my wife accuses me of flirting or I’m being too quiet so I am accused of being rude. I am so sick of my wife constantly telling me what I should and shouldn’t do, I just make sure not to be in the house if her friends do come over. This way it saves the embarrassment of her yelling at me in front of her friends, and it also saves her possible embarrassment of me.
I know that I’m by no means perfect, but I must admit that I try to be the best that I could be. It makes me so upset that my wife can never see it, and not only does she not see the good in me but she works hard on bringing the negative out in me. I feel that she is making me into a person that I don’t want to be.
The constant feeling that my wife hates everything I do is really not a good feeling at all. I finally built up the courage to suggest to my wife that we get counseling for our marriage. To my surprise, my wife was on board. Together, we found Mort Fertel’s Marriage Fitness program. Through this program, we were able to bring out each other’s positive qualities while fixing the negative at the same time. I’m lucky to have the woman I fell in love with back.