(Closed) Is it just me or…?!?!?

posted 10 years ago in Relationships
Post # 3
3997 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

No, that’s not cool at all.  You’re not overreacting.  I think either you insist on couple counseling or next time he says that, leave.  Not for good, but just to scare him.  I don’t normally condone game playing but this sounds like a situation where he’s going to have to realize what he’s saying before he says it. 

Post # 4
1288 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010 - Indiana Memorial Union

Yeah you just don’t threaten to end the relationship in a fight.. it’s so hurtful. I would insist that he talks to someone about his need to threaten that every time he fights. Couples argue, but there’s no reason to say things like that.


Post # 5
332 posts
Helper bee

I agree with jennifer_espos. Maybe he needs to see what it would actually feel like to loose you, then he might think twice about threatening you with your relationship. I hate to say that but maybe thats what he needs. He really needs to make an a huge effort to think about what he is saying. A little fighting is healthy but not the unfair kind. Good luck, hope you all work it out.

Post # 6
946 posts
Busy bee

That’s definitely not fair to you at all.  Like ribbons said, couples argue, but threats are completely uncalled for.  You should feel safe and secure with your partner.  Doubt and fear of when the next blow up will be doesn’t provide that kind of environment.

Post # 7
241 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2008

Ooh, not good.  My husband and I have benefitted greatly from seeing a couples counselor–it has given us a more neutral language with which to voice our concerns and to argue when necessary.  I recommend it.  I know a lot of guys are against counseling (which is stupid, but I’ll save that for a different rant), but it has only helped us and made us closer.

Post # 8
829 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

Well to be honest i have actually done this 2 times. I did not really want my significant other to leave but in the heat of the moment threatened him twice to leave and that I was done, had enough! The 2nd time he literally packed up and we were both so upset but in reality I didnt want him to leave and he didnt want to leave. It took that for us to try to be calmer in our fights. A natural reaction for some is to just end the problem or walk away… i was one of them. I was in a relationship for 8 yrs before my Fiance and i told myself I would not stick around for another one that might not work. But in reality there are ones that work and take work and we need to not just try to get out of it.. well this was my reasoning… never did it again.

Post # 10
1250 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I agree that these threats are not okay. I understand being in the heat of the moment and saying things you don’t mean, but he really needs to learn how to control this, especially now that you are getting married (ie, promising to be together forever.) It sounds kind of like a habit or pattern of behavior that he just needs to break out of, since it really sounds like he does not want to lose you. Counseling could be a really big help. I think there is a stigma against it, but I’m sure most relationships could use it at one point or another.

Good luck!

Post # 11
356 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2010


i did the same thing you Fiance does…i know, it is wrong and im getting better, im trying to behave, but sometimes when you are in that moment you can completly lose it and you need to “attack” someone..my FI was the victim because he is the closest person to me..i know it sounds weird, but usually people attack the closest firnds/family they have… it is not cool… im a really impulsive person and if i am really angry basically it is “the end of the world” i yell at him for no reason, just because i need the stress to get out of my system and i often say stuff i shouldnt say..i said to him  that it was over a few times, and it got to the point that i really hurt his feelings..but when i realized i said the most awful things to him i immediately regret it and i was soo scared i could lose him but he has alwasy been there to forgive me..what it is making change is the fact that i though that maybe one day he wont be able to take it anymore and he wont be there for me so… i kinda stopped.. yeah we still fight, butim not trying to say anythign hurtful to him… he knows me by now, he knows that i dont mean those hurtful things, but they hurt him… so i can immagine how you feel.. what my Fiance and i did was talking about it..he is trying and helping me to “change” for the best.. I used to walk out the room when we used to have a fight while he rather talk about it..now im learing and if we have an issue we just talk about it and try to solve the problem.. my advice is to talk to him and make him understand your point of view… if he keeps going then you just need to dont pay attention and let him be, fight him back it could be worse..im sure leaving was a good lesson for him… unfortunately there is much you can do, he is the one who need to help himslef and change you can just be there by his side…

Post # 12
173 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

i dont think ur over reacting..when u get married what is he going to say.if u … we’re getting divorced.from what u say it seems like those words wont be too hard to fly out his mouth.both of u need t set boundaries.if u dont things will only get worse havfter marriage.at least thats y 2 cents

good luck

Post # 13
1067 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Oh that’s not good. My Fiance use to do that in the beginning of our relationships and it realllly hurt my feelings. It also mad eme angry after the sadness subsided because that is a threat to end the relationships if you do not get your way. Didn’t like it at all so when we were both calm we sat down and I told him how that made me feel and that I do not want to continue in a relationship where these dirty tactics were used. I think we both have gotten much better! Good Luck

Post # 14
5495 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

Fiance used to say that all the time as well. It really hurts. You’re not over reacting at all! You need to talk to him about it!

Post # 15
79 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

You’re not overreacting. Your Fiance needs to decide if he’s in it for good, or not. He can’t threaten your relationship just because he’s upset. He’s a adult, and adults learn to control their emotions. Also, if you plan on having kids, what will they think when they hear their dad tell their mom to leave? That sort of thing can scar a kid!

Post # 16
2186 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

you arent over reacting – but you have to recognize that this is how he knows how to fight, so unless you go to counselling, he wont stop doing that. he needs to learn a more constructive way to argue. so see a professional! 🙂

good luck girlie 🙂

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