I Am Married to a Very Negative Man

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 62 People

    Don't Allow Negative Spouse to Make You Negative.

    I am responding to Look4GreenerGrass. I can relate to how being married to a negative spouse can ruin your joy. I've been married for 38yrs to a man who complains almost everytime he opens his mouth. He wasn't always this way, or maybe I didn't notice it because I focused on his...
    freelyhappy freelyhappy
    56-60
    21 Responses Sep 19, 2009
    justnice1957 justnice1957
    56-60, F
    May 17, 2014

    After 20 Years And Two Bad Marriages I Was Reunited With The First True Love Of My Life

    After 20 years and two bad marriages I was reunited with the first true love of my life. It was phenomonial the first few months of being together. But my "past" bothers him so much that he uses it to hurt me. The funny thing is my past is practically parallel to his. Both...
    tcldpnk tcldpnk
    36-40
    1 Response Dec 29, 2011

    The Prude & Time Off From The Relationshiop

    So, I am a mother of two, ages 7 and 18 months, married for twelve years. My husband had always been a prude, raised that way, and in numerous times I have asked him too change because I need his love, see his need for me, his appreciation etc. Throughout the years it had been a...
    A110904 A110904
    31-35
    1 Response Aug 31, 2012

    Bring Him To The Light

    I was raised in a loving home. Not picture perfect, but happy. Nice, normal childhood with trips to Deisney World and the phase of being a Spice Girl encouraged and funded. I was in private schools and both of my parents had steady incomes and provided for us nicely. We were not...
    cleargerman cleargerman
    26-30, F
    1 Response Jun 7, 2012

    I have been with my partner

    for over 3 years. Together we have been raising our son, who is my world! My partner is a very negative person and complains about anything and everything. I didn't notice this at first but over the past 2 years things have gotten out of control. I try to stay mostly for my son...
    coopersm12 coopersm12
    26-30, F
    Dec 11, 2014

    Why Me

    I am  a fun loving person, I enjoy life with a half full attitude.  I see the good in others, I enjoy what god has blessed me with for the most part.  My husband on the other hand is one of the most negative people I know.  I am not sure if I am more sensitive...
    Lookin4GreenerGrass Lookin4GreenerGrass
    31-35, F
    4 Responses Mar 6, 2008

    Angry And Hateful Man

    well i have been married for 11 years and my husband is person i know i cant tell my whole story because it is almost time for him to get home and he does not like for me to be doing anything for myself or on the computer i need to be cooking dinner or cleaning more i just found...
    bethanna bethanna
    36-40
    May 1, 2012

    Me Too!

    I am married to a negative man for the last 38 years who has decided to sell our house and moved to the mountains in North Carolina even though he knows I need to continue to work at my present job for 6 more years before I can retire. He is ready to move on with his life with...
    starshine13 starshine13
    56-60, F
    2 Responses Sep 19, 2009

    Oh thank you everyone.

    I have been married for 38 years and I was a very happy positive person living with a suck the life out of you negative man. He drained me of my happiness and now he's happy and I live in fear of not being ok as who I am and sad and unsure all the time now. When we are with our...
    Noonesbaby Noonesbaby
    61-65, F
    Mar 10, 2015

    Just Negative

    I was adviced write down the things IĀ find not pleasing me as far as my husband's disturbing attitudes or personality, without explaining why I felt that way.Not even attempt to dissect the action or attitude to my own understanding or principles.So here they go.You won't try...
    ladyryan ladyryan
    46-50, F
    Dec 20, 2011

    How Do You Bounce Back?

    Great site/topic. There are some good coping suggestions provided on this site, but frankly my DH has a lack of social awareness, empathy and/or emotional intelligence that seems to impede him from recognizing that HIS behavior creates strife even when I have consistently walked...
    Watnext Watnext
    41-45, F
    2 Responses Sep 13, 2013
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