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To think sulking is incredibly childish for a grown man

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scarednoob Fri 11-Mar-16 21:23:11

DP is fantastic, but my god that man can sulk like a 13 year old girl told she can't go to a bieber concert (or whomever the kids think is cool these days).

He has just sighed himself off to bed over something pretty minor. It's not even 9.30pm. Do your other halves sulk? How do you cope with it?

Iliveinalighthousewiththeghost Fri 11-Mar-16 21:26:39

Not my DP, but my dad, who I'm semi non contact with has bigger tantrums than my 3 year old nephew, well no actually my nephew doesn't throw tantrums.
They say don't they some men. Are babies from cradle to grave.

TendonQueen Fri 11-Mar-16 21:27:20

Ignore it completely. Enjoy watching whatever you like and he doesn't and just get on with your evening. Don't reward it.

NewNameNotTheSame Fri 11-Mar-16 21:29:24

DH is a terrible sulker, I've learnt to ignore just as I do with a child smile his latest tantrum/sulk also resulted in him going on hunger strike, declaring dramatically he had lost his appetite whenever I asked if he wanted something to eat for nearly the full day grin

AgentZigzag Fri 11-Mar-16 21:31:05

YANBU if it's a pure sulk as punishment and likely to carry on for possibly days until you back down and submit to his authority.

Removing yourself before you say something you regret or to stop things escalating can look like sulking but are for good reasons. They're different from the above because the person doing it will calm down before too long and admit they were in the wrong if they were.

I couldn't cope or live with someone who thought pure sulking was a good way to go, I just couldn't stand it and there'd be murders before too long.

Griphook Fri 11-Mar-16 21:32:45

Yes mine does, it really isn't fair. I used to ignore it but would then be accused of not caring, even though when asked what the problem was I was stonewalled. I have no advice other than to say for me this is one of the reason we are separating

SmillasSenseOfSnow Fri 11-Mar-16 21:34:41

I used to ignore it but would then be accused of not caring

lol. This is not a reason to stop ignoring. Quite the opposite. Glad to hear you're separating.

janethegirl2 Fri 11-Mar-16 21:50:53

I always ignore it. Once, many years ago, he sulked for 2 weeks and wouldn't get out of bed or go to work or talk to me. But when I was out the house, he fed himself and did other stuff. However as he always left a mess I knew he was ok.

He's never done it again though, but I just ignored the whole thing ie spoke to him as normal etc and just treated him like a toddler.

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