FI criticizing me

posted 3 years ago in Emotional
Post # 2
455 posts
Helper bee

I hope your basic criteria for being a wonderful man and partner is more than that he doesn’t cheat on you. Based on your examples, he sounds truly horrible and controlling. This is a bigger deal than you are making it out to be. Run while you can.

Post # 3
1495 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

hssweetheart :  that’s really tough to hear and I am sure he wouldn’t want to hear you saying these awful things to him. I think you really need to evaluate your relationship especially before spending money on booking vendors.

Post # 4
946 posts
Busy bee

no you’re not wrong for being upset. Constructive criticism is good, but saying things like “you suck in bed” and “you’re old and boring” without legit reasons and criticising you “jokingly” is not. He sounds childish. If he has issues with you, he should sit down and seriously, not jokingly, discuss about them without personally attacking you. 

Ask him why is he even considering to marry you when he thinks you’re such a bad person to him. 

I think you need to pause the whole wedding plan for a bit and re-evaluate your relationship tbh. More importantly, do you want your child to grow up in an environment where his mom is constantly criticised this way by her husband? He might even think this is the right way to treat girls in the long run.

Good luck.

Post # 5
2024 posts
Buzzing bee

Whats good about this guy?!

Post # 6
1042 posts
Bumble bee

hssweetheart :  You are not wrong and should not sign any contracts until his verbal assaults are dealt with. I dated a guy who started like this, criticizing my clothes, house keeping skills, etc, than one night over New Years ever we had a huge miscommunication over a PHONE CALL (He was right next to me while I was on the call!) and he tried to hit me. The only reason he didn’t make contact was because his friends grabbed him. Not to go all extreme, but I wanted you to know it is a possibility and once you are married, it’s a lot more difficult to get out. 

It might also be that he is freaking out about the marriage and is taking out on you. Which is also not ok. 

Post # 7
8809 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper

hssweetheart :  Just based on this post, he sounds pretty bad. Is this new? How did the “10 things” come up? Regarding the house being messy, does he help clean, or are you a SAHM?

Post # 8
330 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

hssweetheart :  No, just no. Honestly bee being a good father and not cheating on you is not even close to being good enough to describe him as a good partner. My heart would be absolutely broken if Darling Husband spoke to me like that and I would immediately want marriage counseling. If he refused to change I would leave. I think he should be able to voice concerns to you and depending on his tone I wouldn’t be upset over some of the things but saying you’re bad in bed? That’s just hateful and cruel.

Post # 9
8403 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: Dorset, UK

hssweetheart :  Sadly bee he doesn’t sound that wonderful, if he has issues he wants to discuss with you he needs to do them in a mature and loving way, not just rattle of a list of critisicms. I would not want to be with someone who treated me like that. Maybe you need to say with him if there are issues he wants you to work on TOGETHER then you are happy to talk about them like grown ups but you will not stand for being attacked and made to feel worthless. You are worth more than that.

Post # 10
6514 posts
Bee Keeper

You shouldn’t be comfortable signing any contracts right now. Tell him that yes, the mean things he said to you were hurtful and you are upset. 

Bee, he does not sound like a wonderful man at all. 

Let him hire a cleaning service and pick up takeout if he doesn’t like the way you clean or cook. Or better yet, he can do it. The other issues are more troublesome. If he doesn’t like the way you look and thinks you’re old, boring and suck in bed why is he marrying you? Why would you marry him?

I agree with PPs who state this is not the type of relationship you want to model for your son. 

Post # 11
2856 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2016

Most relationships that start at 15 arent going to last happily for a lifetime. At 23 you are just starting to figure out who you truely are. I think one day you will find ‘the one’ for you.

Post # 12
4840 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

hssweetheart :  I’ll bet that contract would make nice confetti.  

Post # 13
1937 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

What the heck does “keep up with my feet” mean? Pedicure? He can go pay for it then.

Post # 14
4698 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

How is he a wonderful man? Not one thing you’ve described makes him sound even half way decent. He’s a good father? Great.. But, he talks to you like shit. You deserve better.

Post # 15
5954 posts
Bee Keeper

I’m worried for you- why do you feel like you have to keep smiling and act like you’re not mad at him after he said horrible things to you? If he said them ‘jokingly’, then that’s passive-aggressive AF ’cause there’s nothing humourous in his words. 

IF he has any legtimate issues with you, he should talk to you seriously but decently, not disguise them as ‘jokes’ or say things that put you down and disrespect you. But it sounds like even when you try, he criticizes your efforts (like saying you buy food to cook things you’re not good at)

This man doesn’t sound wonderful, I wouldn’t go ahead with a marriage to someone who belittled me like that. 

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