I don’t feel protected by my spouse? Recently, my husband and I went out for my birthday to a local bar and grill. My husband’s ex wife happened to work there. As we were leaving my cousin popped something off to the woman, who immediately called a friend to come to the bar. After telling everyone goodbye in the parking lot I went in to apologize. On my way out a woman I didn’t know (the ex’s friend) shoved me into the glass door (she came from outside) and continued to harass me. She pulled my hair, and naturally out of instinct I punched her. My husband broke us up, and right after left?? I had no idea who this woman was, or how she knew what I looked like? My husband blamed the incident on me, saying I should of left once I found out his ex worked there, even though I was nice to her? His ex later wrote a facebook message in which my husband didn’t respond to the things she said to me. I am concerned, my husband and I had been fighting prior to my birthday dinner, but regardless I feel he should of stayed and protected me, or at least made sure I was okay? I can’t get over it, and when I try to talk about it he lashes out at me. Please give me some feedback, I need some other opinions. Also, when I asked why he left, he said he was afraid people he worked with would see?? I’m lost. I just don’t feel like he would protect me, and I am beginning to wonder why the situation doesn’t bother him? Am I overreacting??
I DID NOT SAY ANYTHING TO HIS WIFE. I APOLOGIZED FOR MY COUSIN’S ACTIONS!
*Also, where we live there is only one place to drink, and it is a dry county. No one my husband knew or worked with was there that night besides his ex. Turns out he went there the Saturday prior and was told his ex worked there, even though he denies it.
The fact that he did not stand up for you and the fact that he is getting upset over something with his ex worries me. Why is he so defensive on his ex’s feelings and not yours? Why is he getting so defensive if he is not hiding anything. The fact that you went inside to be the bigger person and apologize for your cousins actions shows that you were doing the right thing. It was your birthday, if your husband felt uncomfortable from the beginning knowing his ex wife was there, then he should have said something and you could have gone somewhere else, if there was no other place to go (as indicated you are in a dry county) then he should have enjoyed it with you and not worried so much about what others would say or think. Aren’t you his wife now? I don’t understand the big problem. As for getting in a fight with the ex-wife’s friend, the friend started it, were you supposed to allow her to pull your hair and hit you? You did right by defending yourself. I don’t expect your husband to fight another women, and he did pull you apart but he should have not been so upset with you afterwords, especially when you were trying to explain to him what happened in the first place.
You need to get to the bottom of this, it sounds like your husband may be upset about something else or he’s hiding something that he lashes out every time you try to bring this up. You need to sit down with him, when he’s in a good mood, tell him that you want to talk and you don’t want him to get upset because he needs to listen to what you have to say and take in what you have to say before responding back to you with any negative feedback. Explain to him that you were only trying to do the right thing by going in an apologizing for your cousin, the fact that you were being the bigger person should show that it didn’t even bother you that she was there. If something is bothering him, he needs to let you know, because you cannot live not talking to each other over a petty fight.
Hope it works out for you.
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