Passive Husband Case Study

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Passive Aggressive Husband One of the biggest problems of some women is having a passive aggressive husband. Although both men and women can display passive aggressive behavior, men are more inclined to use it to avoid responsibility and control others. By keeping themselves away from others, they are able to suppress their fear of being controlled and avoid confrontation. It also helps them control feelings of anger and hide their inability to deal with people.
Part 1: What Are the Traits of a Passive Aggressive Husband?
A passive aggressive husband may have unpleasant childhood experiences, a tendency for substance abuse, and a borderline or narcissistic personality disorder.
It is difficult to have a direct and honest conversation with
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Set limits and don’t tolerate mistreatment. If he is always late for a meeting with you, make it clear to him that you are leaving without him.

3. Talk clearly and specifically. Instead of making general statements, talk about specific incidents or issues at hand.

4. Be assertive when communicating. Avoid aggressive communication, passive communication, or passive-aggressive communication. Assertive communication works best. It means trying to be respectful and nonreactive. Find a 'win-win' solution by listening to him, not blaming him, and validating him, without necessarily agreeing with him.

Part 3: Passive Aggressive Husband: Others’ Experiences
“My life with a passive aggressive husband lasted for ten years. During that time I spent most of my time listening to his complaints about his life, his work and his past. He complained about his miserable childhood because he had an abusive father who used to beat his mother and the kids. He also ranted about how he hated his work and blamed his boss and co-workers about everything.
For years I experienced anger and frustration over his behavior towards me. He would watch TV all night with a loud volume, even when I was trying to sleep. I would ask him to lower the volume, but he would do so only for a few minutes and put it back on loud
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