I’m 28 and my husband is 42. We have been together 10 years and have three beautiful children. My problem is: for the last six months he has been angry and violent to us all! I know that I love him but I don’t feel in love with him anymore. His behaviour just doesn’t make sense. Can you help? Claire
To be honest, it’s tricky to give you a proper answer without more information, but if this kind of behaviour is radically out of character for your husband, I think a mental health check or assessment could be in order. According to what I’ve read, there are several psychological and neurological conditions which can lead to sudden outbursts of rage, and alcohol or drug abuse can also mess with the brain’s chemical make-up, leading to episodes of anger and violence in some people.
I’m sorry that we can’t help you further with this one, but I think your next port of call should be a visit to your GP or a psychologist – alone if you feel that’s better or safer at this point – and get some real professional advice. RC readers – anyone out there who’s been in this situation? If you can offer extra advice for Claire, hit up the comments.
Love, reality chick