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DEAR CAROLYN: I made the mistake of reading my husband’s texts and read many between his family where his sisters made fun of and made disparaging remarks about me and my mother. My husband did not defend me or tell them to stop. In fact, he encouraged this by participating in the discussion and adding a few insults of his own.
The context is that we have an unhappy marriage and are the parents of two small children, one with significant health issues requiring hours of therapy a week. We both work full time, and I am primarily responsible for the kids and house with little help from him.
Carolyn Hax: Should I reveal the sordid stories I know about his family?
Carolyn Hax: I’m engaged to a raging racist, but otherwise he’s great
Carolyn Hax: Should I let this guy determine where I live?
Carolyn Hax: I’m freaked out by this family’s sweet togetherness
Carolyn Hax: He hates Christmas, but he won’t let me skip it
I shouldn’t have read the texts but I did, and now I feel anger at him and his family. I feel sad to be married to someone who doesn’t stand up for me, or at least tell them to knock it off.
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Source:: The Mercury News