I’m going to end my 10 year relationship because my husband is more devoted to winning against me than caring about me.
The first three years were amazeballs. We did fun things together, we traveled, we had shared interests, we were loving to each other. In the last seven years, his true personality has come out.
He criticizes any thought I have. I don’t like some food? I’m wrong. I like a sappy TV show? I’m wrong. It doesn’t matter what it is, he will fight and fight over the dumbest things only for the satisfaction of winning.
Most of those wins are just me giving up because I can’t believe that where a dish should go in the dishwasher needs a 15 minute speech about how right he is about dish placement.
We’re in counseling now, and every appointment is his efforts to prove me wrong about something and never, ever about him trying to apply anything, something, anything that the counselor has tried to teach us.
Im exhausted and I give up. Ten years of telling me I am worthless? Ok, you win. I will remove my worthless self from your life. And then I will finally breathe again.