The man with this type of pattern shows little consideration of the time, feelings, standards or needs of others. He obstructs and block progress to others getting what they want and then ignores or minimalizes their dissatisfactions and anger. He is silent when confronted as he has never learned to compromise.
In simplest terms, a passive-aggressive person is someone (most often, men, but anyone can engage in passive-aggressive behavior) who will not (or cannot) deal with anger, conflict or negative emotions in a direct manner. Rather than expressing directly what is bothering them, they will usually deny there is a problem, likely serve up a heaping portion of guilt your way for even suggesting there is, and then set out to stick it to you in very covert, stealthy ways.
Somehow yesterday when 1husband left to go to work I had a change of heart. I thought maybe, just maybe we would have a chance if he got counselling, stopped the drinking, the drugs. I thought maybe I should book us a counselling session give it a try for a while.
Then through last night I had nightmares, This is what occurs every time I think about sticking with it. Nightmares again; last year it was night terrors. Last year I became physically ill, with multiple cysts including bone cysts. I got worked up by several doctors finally one sat me down and said it was stress related and that I needed to take a long hard look at my life and find my source of stress. I got angry, deep down angry about that. My marriage was making me sick, literally.
When 1husband goes away to work my spirits generally pick up, and I was almost there today till I saw what 1husband had done this past several days while he was drunk and stoned. He dumped garbage on the yard, again! it is so fucked up. He will load up the truck for a dump run, then get high go ‘fuck it’ and then dump the truckload on the property, over and over again. Then he messed up a flower bed I had built. I have begged, pleaded, threatened, it never ends. Passive Aggressive behaviour never fucking ends. The booze the dope it helps but he’ll do the same shit sober, then he buys me gifts.
I hate this life! I am not a person who lives on a place with garbage dumped randomly on the property, I am too good for this life.
I dream of a day where I get up and see that I have a clean yard and a pretty little flower bed. That would be a good day.
1Husband bought me gifts the day he left, and I almost caved. But almost (close) only counts in horseshoes and hand grenades, I am leaving for my sanity, for my health and for a flower bed.
The passive aggressive is short on negotiating skills. They will want to mediate the divorce but then refuse to negotiate a divorce settlement. They will agree to a settlement then change their mind. They will quibble over who pays how much for the mediator when it was them who insisted to begin with. Just like during the marriage you will expend a lot of energy on solving conflict with not much to show for your effort except wasted time and emotional stress.
The woman who marries the passive aggressive man spends a lot of time hoping for more than her husband is willing to give her. She wants closeness, cooperation, love and attention. She wants actions and behaviors from him that show her he loves her.
The passive aggressive needs to have a relationship with someone who can be the object of his or her hostility. They need someone whose expectations and demands he/she can resist. A passive aggressive is usually attracted to co-dependents, people with low self-esteem and those who find it easy to make excuses for other’s bad behaviors.