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husband\'s anger

I think my husband has a personality disorder and it\'s becoming unbearable to live with him. He is very short tempered and is always saying I treat him like I think he\'s a child or stupid or that I don\'t want to be with him or that I\'m ignoring him or numerous other things. I perforated my eardrum a few years back and sometimes don\'t hear him talk to me, when I tell him I didn\'t hear, he loses his temper with me and says i\'m ignoring him or that I think he\'s boring etc. A lot of the time he\'ll take something I say completely wrong and think I\'ve insulted him or that I think he\'s stupid etc. Even if I just ask him if he\'s ok he\'ll take it as if I\'ve said he\'s attacked me (no exaggeration!). I was talking to a friend on the phone about work when he came in once, after I hung up he asked if I enjoyed slagging him off to people! His mood switches at the drop of a hat and his paranoia about my disliking him is completely unfounded. I can\'t rationaise or reason with him and don\'t know what to do anymore.

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