Hi - it's funny - my hubby and I had a "discussion" about this only today. I feel like he hears me, but that he doesn't actually hear what I'm saying. Does that make any sense? Normally, either he doesn't respond to me or if he does it's just a one syllable answer.
I have a little girl who just cries constantly and I think that her crying combined with his indifferent attitude just gets on top of me. I too feel extremely lonely as I feel unheard, unappreciated and just like a door mat basically. It's as if my opinions or input just aren't valued. I normally keep quiet to avoid a verbal argument as I'm just too tired (mentally and physically). When I told him that I wasn't coping with the 3 kids I thought that he would pick his act up and start helping out more, you know, just show a bit of consideration, but he says that he thinks that I'm coping just fine and it'll get better...blah...blah....blah!!! It's as if he hasn't heard my cry for help....it makes me feel so very alone.
I'm up for a chat (or should that be a whinge? lol) any time you want. Keep smiling... Judith
DS 14, DD 9, DD 2