Controlling, jealous husband…do I stay?

posted 2 weeks ago in Emotional
Post # 2
200 posts
Helper bee

confusedsadbee :  How exactly is he caring and loving towards you? It sounds like you’re terrified of him! Please leave him, just because things haven’t gotten physical YET doesn’t mean they won’t. 

Leave NOW.

Post # 3
5720 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: July 2018


Post # 4
995 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

Then leave, you are not happy and have already tried counseling which did/isn’t working. Love is not a reason to stay in a relationship, it takes more to hold a marriage together. Toxic relationship where one person feels they have given up everything that makes them who they are, is not on that list of making it work. 

Post # 5
2291 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

confusedsadbee :  Bee, I am glad this hasn’t escalated to physical violence, but you must know that this is a horribly unhealthy relationship for you. Counseling has not helped.


If you leave, he will no doubt cry and beg for another chance and promise he’ll change. Then he’ll probably want to have kids right away.


Use birth control. Do not buy any large purchases or make any financial or job decisions based on you staying married. Have a consult with an attorney to discuss options. And do not listen to him when he insists he will change. He won’t.

Post # 6
6771 posts
Busy Beekeeper

I’m always so sad when I read a post where the Bee states that because her boyfriend, fiance or husband doesn’t physically hit her he is a good guy. 

Abuse comes in many forms. Go see a therapist on your own, for yourself. Go get an IUD or some other form of long-term birth control less likely to result in an ‘oops’. Reach out to family and friends. This is NOT what marriage is supposed to be like, Bee, and it sounds as if you know that. Hugs. 

Post # 7
3884 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2017

You can’t wear perfume, listen to some music, go out with friends or talk about your job for fear of setting him off? That’s really extreme. You have tried to fix it but he doesn’t change. Obviously when people get married they hope never to need a divorce, but if you did make a mistake there’s no point in punishing yourself for the rest of your life. He may not be physically violence but that the standard for a good husband isn’t just that he doesn’t belt you. You should never have to be afraid of your own husband or regularly make yourself unhappy to appease him. 

Post # 8
1679 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2018

Ahhh so he’s using the abuser’s tried and true tactic of beating the victim down mentally & emotionally and then isolating her.  The physcial violence will soon come.

I don’t know why you’re family and friends aren’t helping but you need to get out.  Now you don’t just walk out on guys like this bee, you need to plan your escape, and then get far away from this pos.  

GET OUT BEE……This will escalate into physical violence! 

If you’re in the US: National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1−800−799−7233  or

Post # 9
167 posts
Blushing bee

You need to get away from him immediately for your own safety. See if you can stay with a friend temporarily and pack a bag and leave when he’s not home to try to stop you. Someone so controlling he doesn’t let you watch certain movies or TV shows will probably not take it well when he finds out he’s losing control of you. He does not love you OP. He has been abusing you, but unlike physical abuse your scars are on the inside. Real love is unconditional. 

Post # 10
2390 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2018

This is abuse.  Abuse usually escalates.  Please don’t wait until he becomes even more abusive.  This marriage will destroy your self-worth.  GET OUT!

Post # 11
226 posts
Helper bee

confusedsadbee :  Bee you need to leave, all of this is abusive. Even if it never become physical this is no way for you to live. If not for you then just magine what kind of father a man like this would be should you ever have children. Do you want to live in a house watching your children be berated and cowed by a bully like this?

Seriously, get. out. now.

(Also he wont let you watch certain movies, wtf? even in the world of controlling a**holes thats a new one for me.)

Post # 12
6886 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

confusedsadbee :  Get out!!! Like now, he is abusive.  

Post # 13
4926 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2017

Get out, get out get out. Go to counseling but BY YOURSELF– do NOT bring him with you. Tell the therapist everything you wrote here and then get the help you need. He is an abuser and your life is only going to get worse with him. Please get help.

Post # 14
906 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

I second lifeisbeautiful. Go to a therapist alone. They will help you navigate leaving this awful and unsafe situation. Please please don’t stay married to this man. 

Post # 15
12224 posts
Sugar Beekeeper

If this was a normal situation I’d say it’s not acceptable or appropriate to talk about your spouse behind his back with a colleague, but in this case I’m very glad you did. You need to know that none of this is normal, and that it will only get worse. Leave him! 

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