I am plagued almost daily by this issue, so I did a model on it today. Can you take a look and let me know if 1) I’m thinking about it the right way, and 2) now what do I do to help myself feel better? Thank you!
C – My husband makes noises instead of using words to convey his displeasure, negativity, neediness, etc.
T – I hate his noises and his being so negative and manipulative all the time.
F – Anger, fear, disbelief
A – I clam up, ignore it and give him the silent treatment, ask angrily, “WHAT’S WRONG, DEAR??”
R – I have a knot in my stomach and my bowels are in a twist. Unmotivated to do work. Feel tired, sad, hopeless.