We are married for the last eight years. We are a perfect family, but the problem is that my husband does not trust me even after a long time being together.
I am well educated and have a good job. He also has a good job and he is highly energetic and protective of his family.
He loves me too much and cares for. But he is jealous and possessive. He does not like me speaking to my friends and does not want me to speak to some of my male colleagues.
He sometime gets drunk and verbally abuses me by linking me with my male colleagues.
I don't know why he doesn't trust me. I work and I can't confine myself to just the household chores.
We fight at times and I try to keep our children from not knowing what's happening. But my son has seen the arguments and fights and keeps crying. I don't know what to do.
Dr Raad Alkhaiat (Consultant Psychiatrist): It looks that the main problem in your marital relationship is jealousy and the feeling of your husband towards you and reacting to that by watching and preventing you from contacting your opposite sex.
This has put a lot of pressure on you, which leads to have fights and aggression. This is affecting your son emotionally in bad way as well.
It is not clear from your letter whether this 'jealous attitude' of your husband is part of his personality and nature or is it related to any psychological disturbance, which might need psychiatric assessment and intervention. You mentioned that he gets drunk, which increases the possibility of having some mental problem (the link between alcohol intake and jealousy is a known factor).
So, mental assessment of your husband is important for treatment and to help both of you in your marital relationship.
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