My husband and I have been together 10 years, 2 kids aged 4 & 7. My husband has started shouting at my during arguments....this is a new development. He says its because I wind him up and am describes me passive aggressive if I express any kind of annoyance about things. Is it ever ok to shout at someone? I don't know what to do as he says I am trying to make an argument if I bring it up a few days later...what would you do...
No, I try to keep the peace as much as I can....I think I as laid back as most and hate confrontation. I asked him to grab me some thing as I was wedged in behind the table with child on knee, and he wouldn't do it...so I did "that disapproving look".
Mine shouts during an argument. I've recently told him that he was intimidating me and as soon as he starts shouting I won't entertain "a discussion". He also shouts at the kids too quickly, and I'm taking him up on that too. I personally think if he can't put his point across without yelling then he has lost before he has started.
Yes he is stressed out with work...he is self employed and does well.....so doesn't really to worry but does. I do try and take that into account and never comment even though it encroaches on weekends, evenings etc. He is on the shortest fuse imaginable...it's stressful to live with...
Most of us shout at some point or another. Doesn't mean it's ok, but it does mean it's fairly normal human behaviour. Sounds like work stress is getting to him and maybe you both need to learn to communicate better with one another.
You think he's wrong for shouting, which clearly he is, but there is obviously another side to it, where he thinks you're wrong because your passive aggressive in the way you behave. You don't think uou are. So talk to one another.
Then why not find some time to sit and talk, maybe with a nice meal and s bottle of wine. Both of you commit to not getting angry or accusatory. Talk but more importantly listen to each other and then try to find a way forward where you both understand each other better but also stop the behavuour that winds the other up.