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How Can I Get My Boyfriend To Stop Repressing His Anger And Tell Me How He Feels
Talk: Tell him how you feel, and focus on your feelings, not on his actions, or he may get defensive or just shut down. Maybe you feel confused, unappreciated, or abandoned when he doesn't give you feedback on certain things and you want to feel more connected. Tell him you want to take the relationship to a higher level and you want to really know more about him, including his feelings. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Please tell me, could calm down when i get angry or to stop me from getting really bad mood swings?
See a psychologist: It would be hard to answer this without knowing a great deal more about about what kind of mood swings you are having and what is causing them. Quite a lot of different things could be going on that are causing anger and mood swings, it sounds like a consultation with a mental health professional (a psychiatrist or psychologist) is in order to get some answers and meaningful help. ...Read more
If he's ok medically: And his md rules out sleep apnea, then see a dentist who can make an easily worn mouth guard that advances the lower jaw, thereby opening up the throat space to reduce or eliminate snoring the results are typically better than surgical treatment and is non-invasive. Brands: therasnore, snoreguard, silent nite. Aveotsd attaches to tongue to reduce snoring. Reasonable cost. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
First: Be aware that you can't make him stop drinking. Second - let him know that you care & spell out your specific concerns. Third- go to al anon meetings to learn to cope with & handle caring about someone with a substance abuse problem. Fourth- you can encourage (but not push) him to attend an alcoholics anonymous meeting (if he has a drinking problem). ...Read more
We can't control: Other people's behavior, no matter how self-destructive it is. Let him know that it bothers you and your specific concerns. If he isn't aware of marijuna anonymous meetings let him know about them. Don't enable his drug abuse. Remember that ending the relationship is an option. It sounds like his drug abuse is upsetting to you - consider going to al anon meetings for your own sanity. Take care. ...Read more
Cannabis: Tell him specifically (in a non-aggressive manner) what your concerns are. You can encourage him to consider ma (marijuanna anonymous). But you can't make him go. You can care for yourself by attending a 12 step program like al anon. If he is not willing to stop his cannabis abuse and you find it intolerable - ending the relationship is certainly an option. ...Read more
Quit contract.: Smokers are very good at fooling themselves into smoking again. With a quit contract, the smoker has to answer to you, or to a group of friends, or to a group of people who are also trying to quit. Answering to others for one's indiscretions is difficult, and can help the quitter in his/her attempt. Could help with the drinking, too. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Don't support it: You really can't make someone quit an addiction. What you can do is avoid behaviors that support his habit, eg don't let anyone smoke in your home/car, have him do all the clean up of his butts/ashes, etc. Also, take care of your own issues, eg start/continue exercising, eat healthy, avoid excessive alcohol use, keep up with chores...... ...Read more
Dealing with anger: Holding in anger is often related to an underdevelopment in ability to use language to express emotions, and men tend to suffer from that more than women. You can help him learn how to talk about his feelings in a variety of ways, all of which require patience and caring to be successful. A resource is www.Gottman.Com, or taking a couple's communication class, or seeing a couple's therapist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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