9 signs your husband is unhappily married
Posted May 29
A marriage full of love, adoration and good communication is ideal, but many relationships fall short. Whether you’re happy with your marriage or not, your husband could be dissatisfied with his marital life.
Every marriage has its challenges, but if you can relate to these nine signs, you might want to take a hard look at your future with your husband:
1. He says you’re a nag
Marital bliss is next to impossible when one spouse is feeling bullied. If he complains about you nagging him too much, he probably feels more annoyed than in love.
2. You don’t feel heard
A husband in a healthy relationship will be genuinely interested in what his wife has to say. You might feel like you’re talking to air when you're trying to tell your husband about your day, or you might find him unable to remember things you've recently told him about. His disinterest in what you have to say is a sign of disinterest in your marriage.
3. He is away from home more than he needs to be
For happily married people, the best part of the day is the time you get to spend at home with your spouse. On the other hand, unhappy spouses will look for excuses and distractions to avoid too much family time.
4. He gives up mid-argument
Arguing itself is not an automatic sign of marital dissatisfaction—if you end the episode with apologies and resolve the issue, your marriage probably comes out stronger. But if you and your husband constantly argue and the two of you never resolve the dispute or make up, your relationship will take a hit.
5. He doesn’t flirt or compliment you
Many men express their love through flirting and compliments. Happily married men compliment their wives, show affection and voice their love often. If these things are missing in your day-to-day relationship, your husband might be having doubts about your relationship.
6. The conversation lulls
If you’re sitting together at the dinner table and the only sound is forks against plates, there may be a problem. Some couples are less talkative than others, but if he seems completely against conversing with you, there are definitely issues that need to be addressed.
7. He doesn’t want to plan for the future
When you bring up anything from future career goals to having kids, he changes the topic or says he’d prefer to have that discussion later. It’s important for you to plan your future together sooner than later—if that’s not happening, he may not want a future with you.
8. He complains about you to other people
It might be in front of you or behind your back, but if he’s talking bad about you to his coworkers, friends or family, he probably isn’t happy with your relationship. This behavior should never be justified or ignored.
9. You ignore the vibes
Your gut is telling you he’s not happy, but you might be pushing those instinctive feelings aside. If he’s sending out dissatisfied vibes, you need to address them.
If you’re wondering whether your husband is unhappy with your relationship, pay attention to these tell-tale signs of marital dissatisfaction. Marriage counseling is a good option to mend the broken parts of your relationship.
McKenna Park is a staff writer at FamilyShare. She's a happy wife, puppy mama, ice cream addict and film nerd. Contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org.