Relationship Help: Why Do I Get So Upset with My Partner?
by: Dr. Rich Nicastro
A: Thanks for the question, Lynn. Here are some thoughts that might help shed light on your experience:
It is extremely distressing to feel as if your words and actions have no impact (or no longer matter) to your spouse/partnerto think that someone whom you love deeply is no longer engaged fully in the relationship or interested in what’s important to you can be extremely painful.
When you feel like your spouse/partner is not being responsive to you (and to your needs), two outcomes become likely: