Arguement with Husband. Am I Insensitive or Is He Too Insecure?

posted 3 years ago in Emotional
  • poll: Please vote if......
    I am insensitive to his feelings and should delete the guy immediately : (68 votes)
    22 %
    He is insecure therefore is trying to be controlling : (223 votes)
    72 %
    Other- Please explain : (17 votes)
    6 %
  • Post # 3
    7630 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: January 2013

    I think it’s important to put your husband first but this is going a bit too far. You deleted the exes which seems reasonable, but are you supposed to cut out every person who ever looks at you wrong? Hopefully he’ll come around once he cools down a bit. 

    Post # 4
    6786 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: March 2014 - A castle!

    If I was contacted by someone I hadn’t talked to in 10 years and they told me they used to like me, I would think they were flirting with me. I think your husband is somewhat justified in being uncomfortable with you talking to this guy. IMO, there’s no point in talking to him – your life has been just fine without him in it for the last 10 years. I wouldn’t want my FI fb chatting with a girl that came on to him. In a way, I kind of feel like it’s just asking for trouble.

    ETA: I think I read your post wrong. Sounds like this guy is a current friend of yours that admitted he had old feelings for you. In this case, it complicates things a bit more. I would probably tell my husband that I don’t see a point in blocking him, but I would keep my 1-on-1 interactions with him at a minimum.

    Post # 5
    2355 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    @FutureDrAtkins:  +1

    Is your husband insecure? Okay, maybe. I’ll allow that. I just know that it wasn’t worth an argument. You should have just deleted him.

    But no one ever agrees with me on these threads.

    Post # 6
    641 posts
    Busy bee

    Well… he’s being insecure, AND you’re being insensitive. So nobody wins the fight! Yay!


    For real though, you know that he has this insecurity about other men expressing desire towards you. You don’t know where it comes from. He might be worried they’re going to try to force an unwelcome pass. He may worry that you may have a big fight and then be driven to do something he won’t be able to forgive. He may just straight up worry that you are out of his league and that your desires may stray. It’s not possible to tell from your post where his emotions are coming from, but you know he has them. He’s hardly the first person in a relationship who finds that keeping your exes around is unacceptable. I’m not saying I agree (I don’t.) but it’s how he feels, and it’s how a lot of men and women feel. You need to either set clear boundries with your friends. “Hey, just so we’re all on the same page, if any of you have or have eve harbored attration to me, don’t tell me. I don’t want to hear about it. I chose the person I want to live my life with, and I have no regrets about that, and honestly, it will just make me feel uncomfortable about it.” Or you are going to need to sit down with him and figure out what it really is about these people’s atteaction to you that has him feeling like they are a threat.

    Post # 7
    416 posts
    Helper bee

    Why doesn’t he trust you? Sorry but this would get real old real quick if it were my guy. 

    Post # 8
    1275 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    I think this all depends on a couple things –


    Would you be upset if the situation were reversed?


    Does your husband have any other reason to consider him a threat?  Do you see this guy from time to time or is he a family friend or a millionaire celebrity or anything like that that would cause insecurity about you falling for him instead?


    I would be upset if I were your husband, too, but I am chronically insecure (and recognize that) so I would kind of establish this foundation if I were in this situation.  If the girl was present in our lives, and was in any way something I considered a threat, I would request that he block her as well.  If she had moved to Missouri and was the weird kid in high school he just had a kind heart for, I’d laugh it off and call it a day.


     ETA: Upon further reflection, I don’t think I’d ask him to block her on the first instance of this.  I think I would express my displeasure that this conversation happened, and my uncomfortableness with this person, and kind of let it be …. if he didn’t block her on that occasion, I would trust that he would if she said something flirtatious like that again.


    Post # 10
    7997 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: December 2013

    I think you’re both a little bit wrong. He is certainly acting really immature and controlling for no good reason, but you’re also not exactly trying to understand his feelings either.

    It’s not like you’re hiding anything… and it’s not like you’re going to jump into bed with these guys.

    Then again, affairs have started over stuff like this, and is there a reason why you need to be friends with exes? There so many other fish in the sea you could be friends with. Does he forbid casual contact with ALL males or just exes?

    Post # 11
    23 posts
    • Wedding: June 2014

    IMO there is no easy answer to this. You don’t want to jump in his face and call him an insecure little b-word ( althought it might relieve some tension jk) but you also don’t want to keep being passive about this. What happens if a guy on the street winks at your or looks twice, your husband needs to know that you chose him for a reason and no outside factors matter. 

    To me there is a difference between the ex’s and this new old friend. IF he is not comfortable with someone that knows you intimately and you may have secrets or whatever, thats understandable, but, if you were hot enough to pull your husband he he realize that he was not the only guy to ever look at you and get a little weak in the knees. He needs to be realistic. 

    My advice is to proceed with caution. Try to talk down to the root of the cause. Maybe he is insecure that someone else may have been a better lover? maybe he compares your ex’s and thinks they may e more attractive? for any reason, once you find the real reason you can work to dispel his fear. But do not be controlled and do not talk to this new guy all the time. 


    Good Luck!

    Post # 13
    2698 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    @azzie17:  I think he is being insecure. There is no reason to “block” them, that’s just rude when they haven’t done anything wrong. It is one thing to put your husband first and another to give in to unreasonable demands.

    Post # 15
    856 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    @FutureDrAtkins:  +1000

    is having this fight over a guy from ten years ago really worth it?mthis is why fb is top among reason or issues relating to divorce!! Thank The Lord my DH doesn’t have fb. We agree no talking at all to any ex’s and no opposite sex friends. He is my best friend so I’m not worried about anyone else’s feelings. Maybe your DH is being insecure but you should be helping him feel secure not fighting over some guy from ten years ago….

    Post # 16
    1311 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: January 1994

    I think him insisting you block them is rather controlling, and I would never agree to that. Definately seems to stem from his own insecurity. 

    Being friends with exes.. that is tricky. I am friends with one of my exes, and we hang out on our own sometimes, but there is absolutely nothing going on, and my husband and him have become friends over the years since my introducing them. (The friend/ex participates in a sport we all are involved with: rock climbing). 

    In a lot of cases though being friendly with an ex can be a thin line to walk. Proceed with caution!

    My husband is still online friends with a couple exes of his. One he never talks to and the other they only rarely comment on one anothers posts and she is married with a kid now. I don’t feel threatened, and I have never met them. I know our relationship is solid. 

    Had he continued to be friends with one particular ex that I know of who was nutso I would have been pissed. No way would I have stood for that!

    Proceed with caution!

    Leave a comment

    Sent weekly. You may unsubscribe at any time.

    Find Amazing Vendors