| | Depressed and resentful
Hello, I am using this board for the first time and was really glad to have an opportunity to connect this way. I have been married 20 years to my spouse who has been abusive physically for the first 10 years and now verbally and emotionally. I have been a functioning depressed pretty much all of my married life as I try supporting my husband in running the household and trying being a good mother to our daughter. But all I have received from him is his anger and blatant criticism about all my faults which he doesn't care to hide even if we were with visitors or friends. I feel terrible and tell him to not do that but in vain. Have any one of you had success in communicating with spouse about how to be respectful?