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Email of the Day: My Husband Thought He Had Failed Me

By Dr. Laura on July, 28 2021
Email of the Day: My Husband Thought He Had Failed Me

Normally, I am very outgoing, and I work very hard to keep my man happy in every way. However, I went through a funk, and during that time, I noticed that my husband got increasingly moody, short-tempered, and withdrawn. He has always been very loving and attentive, but it is close to impossible to get him to talk about emotions. I finally had it with him being grumpy and in a very straightforward and abrupt way told him he needed to β€œget over it,” if he didn’t want to tell me what was wrong. His response totally floored me. He said β€œYou are not happy and I can’t fix it. I feel like I’m failing you.”


After recovering from the shock, I explained to him that my mood wasn’t about him, and I was sorry I had affected him so much. These few very loving words from him showed me how much he loves me and how much his well-being does depend on my mood and our relationship being strong. Once again, I realized you are right when you say that women have the power in a marriage.


I am a very lucky woman to have a man who works hard to take care of me and to be a strong role model for our five children and four grandbabies. Thanks to you, I will work hard every day to be the loving support he needs and show him just how happy he makes me.



My Husband Thought He Had Failed Me



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