Tracey Cox answers your dilemmas: “My husband puts me down”

Share your romance stresses and bedroom bothers with our agony aunt and celebrity sexpert Tracey Cox

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by Closer staff |
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My husband is very critical of me. We’ve been together for 12 years and have two children but we don’t have much money, so I know he’s stressed. Why take it out on me?


**Nina, by email **

Psychologist John Gottman identified four warning signs that say a relationship is headed for disaster. Constant criticism was one of them. Eye-rolling, sighing, making snide comments – these are things you expect from an enemy, not your partner. Explain that his put-downs hurt you and, while you understand he’s stressed, you’re someone he loves and you expect him to treat you accordingly.

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